David Cook (Reporter)
David Cook is the award-winning city columnist for the Times Free Press, working in the same building where he began his post-college career as a sportswriter for the Chattanooga Free Press. Cook, who graduated from Red Bank High, holds a master's degree in Peace and Justice Studies from Prescott College and an English degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For 12 years, he was a teacher at the middle, high school and university levels. A Marshall Memorial Fellow, Cook published in magazines (The Sun, Utne Reader, Geez), academic journals, an anthology on homelessness ("Personal Struggles, Professional Lives: Ethics and Advocacy in Research on Homelessness" — Lexington Press) and an anthology on grandparents and grandchildren ("Grandparenting with Heart" — North Atlantic).
White people? They're everywhere. Too many to count. But African-Americans?
On the third day of the new year, Dusty, a bay Morgan gelding, collapsed in the morning rain. His giant...
In 2019, Donald Trump's presidency will come to an end.
First, the good news.
I'm not sure how to trust city of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke anymore.
In 2014, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke purchased the former Harriet Tubman housing project with a promise: to make the community...
We wouldn't be Chattanooga without the Tennessee River.
Some day, we will look back and realize how limited and incomplete our understanding of pain has been.
One week ago, I wrote that Tennessee Republicans had lost their moral center, no longer reflecting the values and virtues...
Our new U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn is many things, but moderate is not one of them.
As we prepare for the president to land in our city, today's column is about hate.
Sometime Tuesday, Casey Moore, a 24-year-old local writer, will go to jail.
Long ago, in the 1950s, at a Catholic school in Dakar, Senegal, a little girl walked in and took her...
I first heard of business improvement districts (BIDs) a decade ago, when a friend, Dr. Randall Amster of Georgetown University,...
I still believe Christine Blasey Ford.
The person you are in high school is not the person you are as an adult.
State Senator Bo Watson, R-Hixson, recently asked the Tennessee General Assembly's budget analysis office for a report detailing the extent...
We've been called the Boulder of the East.
This is why people are so, so angry.
Got a minute? Then go put your head in a trash can and look around.