Jennifer Bardoner (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6579
Jennifer Bardoner joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2008. She quickly moved through the ranks of the Community News division, from reporter to now managing editor. In that time, she's helped to launch a handful of new publications: Dining Out, 4Paws, Tennessee Valley Parents. She still gets time away from the office as a writing contributor to the Times Free Press' Get Out magazine, the adventures of which she loves dearly. Before joining the paper, she spent two and a half years living in France and exploring Europe. Jennifer graduated from MTSU with a bachelor's in Journalism and cut her teeth as a reporter and editor for the university's newspaper, Sidelines. She proudly calls Chattanooga her hometown.

Recipes to help you make the most of mealtime

Published Aug. 3 2018

We all know the importance of nutrition when it comes to our health, but did you know that it also...

A Bear of Very Little Brain and the Thought-Provoking Exhibit that Tells his Story

Published Aug. 1 2018

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. So it is with Winnie the Pooh.

Boyd's Speedway offers classic fun

Published Jun. 28 2018

I've always had a penchant for unique (some might say random) date ideas: dining on made-to-order sandwiches ringside at a...

Pint-sized paddling gear

Published Jun. 1 2018

Most kids are water babies, but that doesn't mean most gear is suitable. Want to know the best water crafts...

The tale of a river giant and a giant threat

Published Jun. 1 2018

With its whiskered, prehistoric face and long, notched body, the lake sturgeon is a sight to behold — though you...

Cast-iron cookware is more versatile than you may think

Published Jun. 1 2018

Kris Stubblefield is a self-proclaimed over-stirrer.

Bob's Brick Oven focuses on keeping things fresh

Published May. 30 2018

Talk about instant gratification.

Fiesta Mexicana elevates food, fun

Published May. 30 2018

Have you ever eaten delicious Mexican fare out of a pineapple?

A curated guide to getting outside

Published May. 7 2018

One drive through town and you'll see why Chattanooga is called the Scenic City, but even better views await those...

Attractions in Chattanooga

Published May. 4 2018

From its rich military history to the iconic landmark of the city's rebirth, the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga packs a lot...

Davis uses her cancer to inspire others

Published Apr. 4 2018

Working as a perianesthesia nurse at CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson, Deb Davis didn't realize she would one day be a...

The Chattanooga Tennesseer offers a new perspective

Published Apr. 1 2018

Isn't it funny how your life can center around themes? Sometimes it's a lesson; other times, a reminder, reinforced by...


Ethnic grocery stores offer inspiration and great prices

Published Apr. 1 2018

I decided to venture into some to find out what's in stock and how they can help you turn dinnertime...

Gallery: Finding your voice

Published Mar. 23 2018

Ben Sollee, a musician known for touring by bicycle, offered students at St. Peter's Episcopal School an introduction to the...

Faced with threat of losing signature fundraising event, local women step up to the plate

Published Mar. 1 2018

After-hours, in the otherwise silent Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. financial services offices, laughter spills out of a small conference...

A guide to dispersed camping

Published Mar. 1 2018

The world is your playground. It can also be your campground. Well, about one-quarter of it in the U.S., anyway....

How to make this sweet and spicy Salmon with grapefruit salsa

Published Mar. 1 2018

Any way you slice it, spring is on the horizon, so we don't want to spend too much time ruminating...

Feed your heart

Published Feb. 1 2018

A little bit of mystery can pack major sex appeal, and Valentine's Day delivers in spades.

Real Roots Cafe offers healthy alternatives

Published Jan. 17 2018

Despite having a new name, a new menu and a new owner, The Local Juice in Fort Oglethorpe has not...

A taste of the holidays: Celebratory foods from around the world

Published Dec. 1 2017

The holiday season is anchored with traditions, many of which are fed from the dinner table.