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.

Collegedale, Hamilton County to host recreation forums to plan for future, share available options

Published Apr. 17 2019

Building on the results of its user survey released in late February, the Collegedale Parks and Recreation Department is hosting...

Restaurant Review: Drake's invites you to 'come play' with burgers and sushi

Published Mar. 13 2019

Fried bologna sandwiches. Tacos. Sushi. Burgers.

Hacks for pet parents

Published Feb. 25 2019

It doesn't matter whether your kids have two legs or four, parenting can be hard work. Keeping the house clean...


The search for style

Published Feb. 1 2019

Fashion icon: a person or thing that is very well known as being highly fashionable. But how do you define...

Scenic City Supper Club announces first dinner of 2019

Published Jan. 29 2019

What does it take to become a finalist for the James Beard Foundation's coveted Best Chef award for the entire...

Couples massage is just one of The Chattery's many class offerings

Published Jan. 28 2019

My longtime boyfriend, Jon, is not a touchy-feely guy. I literally had to get dogs to get in some snuggles....

Restaurant Review: The Cheesecake Factory offers way more than just cheesecake

Published Jan. 2 2019

The Cheesecake Factory is part of my heaven. Trying to get into the new location near Hamilton Place is like...

How to build the best bed

Published Dec. 26 2018

How can one achieve the best sleep of their life without holing up in a hotel? Since there's no one-size-fits-all...

Annual Placing Emphasis Around Kids coat donation drive reaches new peak

Published Dec. 12 2018

As a young student at Woodmore Elementary, LaDarius Price saw what it was like to not have everything needed for...

Restaurant Review: The 405 offers a trip to the Middle East on Market Street

Published Dec. 5 2018

Growing up in Chattanooga, I used to think ethnic food meant Italian and Mexican cuisine - and Americanized versions at...

GPS' annual MBD Marketplace moves to December

Published Dec. 5 2018

The name of their business may be Cute as a Button, but the impetus for the operation is to encourage...

Red Bank creates road map for development

Published Dec. 5 2018

With development spilling over from North Chattanooga into Red Bank, the small city is preparing by outlining which types of...

What to do and where to stay in cities a nonstop flight from Chattanooga

Published Dec. 1 2018

The NDP Group, a national market research company, reports that last year, nearly 40 percent of American shoppers opted to...

Pop-up shops hit Chattanooga for the holidays

Published Dec. 1 2018

In March of this year, Forbes called pop-up shops the uberization of retail, a trend that is sweeping the U.S....

School district's first black secretary celebrates her centennial

Published Nov. 7 2018

It was a hat and glove affair at the Chattanooga Convention Center to celebrate Wilma L. Scruggs' 100th birthday.

Axe throwing trend hits Chattanooga

Published Nov. 1 2018

Google "axe throwing" and it won't be woodsy scenes or burly men in plaid flannel shirts that you see, but,...

Chattanooga area caves offer unique concert experiences

Published Oct. 1 2018

Two local caves offer unique musical experiences.

Restaurant review: Miller's Ale House aims to be 'your neighborhood bar and restaurant'

Published Sep. 19 2018

The population of Chattanooga is 52.7 percent female, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The population of Miller's Ale House,...

Chattanooga area chefs share seafood recipes from lionfish to lobster

Published Sep. 1 2018

Every year since 2011, the Tennessee Aquarium has highlighted sustainable seafood choices through its annual Serve and Protect gala. But...

Worldwide photo contest comes to Chattanooga

Published Sep. 1 2018

Leave No Trace ethics say that one should take only memories and leave only footprints when exploring.