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.

Restaurant Review: Get your passport stamped at Paloma

Published Aug. 20 2019

When I studied abroad in Spain my sophomore year of college, I discovered one of my favorite cultures — and...

A late-30-something strapped on roller skates and this is what happened

Published Jul. 31 2019

Just one more time."

Meet Audubon Acres' new executive director

Published Jun. 1 2019

Name: Darlene Carlson

Stock up on peaches this summer to make this delicious treat

Published Jun. 1 2019

Yield: 8 servings | Prep: 35 minutes | Ready in: 35 minutes

Answer the call of the wild with our 50-state bucket list of summer vacation spots

Published May. 31 2019

Ah, summer vacation.

Here are our top four picks for the Scenic City's sharpest-dressed men

Published May. 28 2019

We've all heard every girl is crazy for a sharp-dressed man, but how do you define that? Black shades and...

Scenic City Supper Club hosts a gourmet four-course meal in a downtown Chattanooga alleyway

Published May. 8 2019

Nonprofit downtown redevelopment group River City Company launched a public art project called Passageways in 2016 to highlight and elevate...

Restaurant Review: 1885 Grill has the perfect patio

Published May. 1 2019

Al fresco is my favorite way to dine.

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...