Jay Greeson (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6273
E-mail: jgreeson@timesfreepress.com
Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay's move to Chattanooga. He has won local, state, regional and national awards as a writer, designer and section editor and was part of a TFP team that won a 2011 APSE award. Jay and his wife Kathleen were married in 2004 and have a son, Lee born in 2007, and a daughter, Madeline Ray born in 2010. Contact Jay at (423) 757-6273 or jgreeson@timesfreepress.com and follow him on Twitter at @jgreesontfp.

5-at-10: Friday mailbag with golf equipment, a best guess what we'd shoot at Carnoustie, best SEC coaches to deal with, this week's Rushmores

Published Jul. 20 2018

Jay Greeson on golf, SEC Media Days and more.

Greeson: Looking for SEC knowledge as we wait for actual football

Published Jul. 20 2018

We've spent most of the week pecking and parceling words and phrases.

5-at-10: THE Open, SEC media daze and predicted order of finish, Nashville's newsy day

Published Jul. 19 2018

Jay Greeson the Open, SEC Media Days and more.

Greeson: Pruitt looks the part in his first media daze

Published Jul. 19 2018

Tennessee is an all-time football program. Yes, we all remember all too well an all-time rotten year — UT lost...

5-at-10: All-Star mania and Hader's bad day, Golf fun and THE Open contest, World Cup TV numbers, Rushmore of golf announcers

Published Jul. 18 2018

Jay Greeson on the MLB All-Star game, the US Open and more.

Greeson: Florida - and the SEC - need Mullen to be like Spurrier

Published Jul. 17 2018

There was a time in the college football realm that it was Alabama and everyone else.

5-at-10: Home run for HR Derby, Down with emojis, Golf items with THE Open contest, Rushmore of father-son acting tandems

Published Jul. 17 2018

Bryce Harper, world emoji day, golf and more from Jay Greeson.

Greeson: State of the SEC points to need for more conference leadership

Published Jul. 16 2018

When the Southeastern Conference commissioner steps to the microphone at the annual Football Media Days — regardless of whether they're...

5-at-10: Weekend winners, losers, Golf distance and a free contest for THE Open, Rushmore of Will Ferrell movies

Published Jul. 16 2018

Jay Greeson on Wimbledon, France, Demi Moore and more.

5-at-10: Monster mailbag on college football, British Open picks (and a contest), would you rather be good looking or funny

Published Jul. 13 2018

Jay Greeson's monster mailbag.

5-at-10: Papa John's potty mouth, Fall-outs from falls from grace, World Cup dream dashed, Rushmore of Threes

Published Jul. 12 2018

Jay Greeson on Papa John's scandal, the World Cup and more.

Greeson: Looking into a ranking that says Chattanooga among worst-run cities in U.S.

Published Jul. 12 2018

It was a newspaper story about the size of a social media post, yet the "Chattanooga named one of the...


5-at-10: NFL's bigger off-the-field issue, SEC media days most intriguing person, Daddy's always happy, Rushmore of bald dudes

Published Jul. 11 2018

Jay Greeson on the NFL, the SEC and more.

5-at-10: Real heroes in Thailand, Betting business, Theory on U.S. men's soccer struggles, True or false Tuesday, Rushmore of ensemble sitcoms

Published Jul. 10 2018

Jay Greeson on Thailand, the World Cup and more.

Q&A: Straight talk with a man of many voices

Published Jul. 10 2018

Frank Caliendo is one of the most successful and recognized impersonators in all of comedy. He got his big break...

Greeson: We are all a swapped seat away from being public figures facing public criticism

Published Jul. 10 2018

We have been speeding down the social media interstate to this point for quite some time.

5-at-10: Weekend winners, losers, Baseball all-star game thoughts, College football wins over/undersRushmore of Tom Hanks films

Published Jul. 9 2018

Jay Greeson on Nick Markakis, Phil Mickelson and more.

Greeson: Real journalism needed now more than ever, and wisdom has no age

Published Jul. 7 2018

Happy birthday, America. Yes, I'm late, but I've been out of town.

5-at-10: Friday mailbag on best athletes of this century, guaranteed contracts, T.O.'s decision, Rushmore of fried chicken

Published Jul. 6 2018

From Tyler: OK, your Tiger rant on ratings and dynasties got me thinking.

5-at-10: TV trends, Braves' MVP, Small injuries can be big opportunities, Rushmore of international MLB all-timers

Published Jul. 5 2018

Morning friends. Back to life, back to reality.