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.

Greeson: Stadium slow roll, thanks Commissioner Martin, Erlanger's new boss

Published Sep. 21 2019

Thursday, as members of the Hamilton County Board of Education were eyeing how to spend their budgetary windfall, someone asked...

5-at-10: Friday mailbag with Titans issues, picks and hatred about picks, crazy stats, Rushmores, most anticipated movies

Published Sep. 20 2019

Jay, I'm glad I'm too scared to seek entertainment opportunities while watching these #Titans.

5-at-10: Fab 4 picks, College items of interest, Mariota's next big moment, Rushmore of actors as superheroes

Published Sep. 19 2019

Pickers gotta pick, right? Ask Dwight Yoakam. Or Buck Owens. And while we are there, let's get back to the...


Greeson: When pinching pennies becomes publicly puzzling

Published Sep. 18 2019

There are a lot of us who look suspiciously and caustically with eyebrows raised at the public budgets pitched every...

5-at-10: SEC Power Poll, is Eli Manning a Hall of Famer?, NIL bills growing, Rushmore of HBO show characters

Published Sep. 18 2019

You know the drill. Power poll from the NFL is a Tuesday staple. Power poll from the closest thing to...

5-at-10: NFL power poll, racist high school banners?, college football schedule improves, Rushmore of parent/child singing combos

Published Sep. 17 2019

OK, we have become used to NBA teams embracing the process. Of course the process is acquiring as much draft...

5-at-10: Weekend winners and losers, college football parity, Rushmore of TV shows with a city in the title

Published Sep. 16 2019

Atlanta Braves. The Braves took two of three from Washington and punched their postseason ticket.

5-at-10: Friday mailbag on thoughts on the Democrats debate, superstitions, what should the NFL do about Antonio Brown, NFL picks, first TV crush the NFL

Published Sep. 13 2019

What was your biggest takeaway from the debate?

5-at-10: Fab 4 picks, college items of interest, Fair Pay for Play reaction, Rushmore of female TV cops

Published Sep. 12 2019

For a lot of college football fans the slate of this week's games may not be overly entertaining to watch,...

Greeson: Tennessee leaders happy to include fewer and spend more on elections

Published Sep. 12 2019

As Americans, one goal we should all share is how to make our voting process as easy as possible.

5-at-10: A day we'll never forget, Antonio Brown accused of rape, SEC power poll, Rushmore of people with an animal in their nickname

Published Sep. 11 2019

Before we start today, let's pause and remember this day 18 years ago.

5-at-10: NFL power poll, college coaching hot seat item of interest, UT home run with a T-shirt, Rushmore of sports icons who changed their game

Published Sep. 10 2019

Well, here we go. Full week of the NFL in the books.

Greeson: ABC asking for questions is fine; let's hope for honest answers from Dems debate

Published Sep. 10 2019

In a couple of days, the trimmed herd of Democrat candidates for president will take the stage in the next...

Greeson: Crazy start to full football weekend, TDOT message, obit observations and Saturday stars

Published Sep. 7 2019

This will be the first full football weekend - high school Friday, college games Saturday and the NFL on Sunday...

5-at-10: Friday mailbag with NFL picks, NFL opening night thoughts, Braves ace?, UT dilemma, Antonio Brown and hate mail

Published Sep. 6 2019

It's time for the Friday mailbag.

5-at-10: Fab 4 picks, college items of interest, NFL projections, Rushmore of beards

Published Sep. 5 2019

Well, last week was entertaining in every way until it wasn't entertaining.

Greeson: Wal-Mart's bullet backtrack leads to important questions

Published Sep. 5 2019

Walmart is no longer selling bullets for handguns. The superstore super power is taking other steps in terms of selling...

5-at-10: UT opener in a word, NCAA gets a gift decision, NFL power poll, Rushmore of NCAA cheaters

Published Sep. 4 2019

This NFL power poll continues this year

5-at-10: Need more passion Coach Pruitt, break up the Braves, NFL super bets, Rushmore of acting siblings

Published Sep. 3 2019

I feel for Steve McB, and TFP sports editor Stephen Hargis and Brad Shepard and Weston Wamp and ESPN 105.1...

5-at-10: Weekend winners and losers, breaking down the UT meltdown, Rushmore of Keanu Reeves movies

Published Sep. 2 2019

Weekend winners and losers