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).
The more I think about it, the angrier I get.
In July, a group of 50 suit-and-tie African-American preachers, ministers and supporters stood outside the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, declaring...
Writing this column has taken me powerful places; I've met presidents and rock stars, visited prisons, protests and places so...
Not long ago, I was driving home and passed by a construction crew working in the front yard of a...
Tuesday evening, on the hottest day of the year, the parking lot thermometer read 102 degrees in St. Elmo.
Some 15 years ago, after reading a review from George Will, I picked up Matthew Scully's "Dominion," a haunting nonfiction...
Two years ago, Sadie McElrath, a nurse practitioner, was curled up on her living room couch, watching YouTube about the...
Downtown Chattanooga's proposed Business Improvement District is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Long before she swam with bull sharks in Fiji or wept with Buddhist nuns in Cambodia or heard the voice...
More than a century after the lynching murder of Ed Johnson, the healing work continues.
We attract people and companies from all around the world. Move here. Work here. Play here. Build here.
On Wednesday, Hamilton County leaders will vote on a budget that includes a property tax rate hike to additionally fund...
Friday night, the United Auto Workers lost the union election at Volkswagen.
There are two professional soccer teams in Chattanooga. Yet there is only room in this town for one.
Not long ago in Chattanooga, a little girl got suspended from a neighborhood rec center.
I can't remember the last time I genuinely and somberly memorialized any deceased veteran on Memorial Day.
Would Gov. Bill Lee execute King David, too?
Summer approaches. It's music festival season.
There in the desert, 20 miles from nowhere, as the wind began to howl and the rain turned awful and...
Build two rooms.