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).
In the early evening of March 19, five days ago, dozens of Chattanoogans gathered on the south side of the...
The email arrived a week or so ago, not long after the United Methodist church voted to affirm its ban...
Love conquers ... all?
On Wednesday, the Hamilton County Commission will vote on a resolution to allocate $100,000 for a memorial honoring Ed Johnson,...
There is no yearbook photo from my college life 25 years ago.
Women should keep silent in church.
When it's warm out, Isaiah Moore, 27, likes to go outside and practice yoga with his wife, who's a model....
You're watching the Super Bowl when you discover a dead mouse in the jar of cheese dip.
Not long after his recent report on collapsing racial dynamics in downtown Chattanooga was made public, Dr. Ken Chilton stood...
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.