Karen Nazor Hill (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6396
E-mail: khill@timesfreepress.com
Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for a series on Alzheimers disease; a Tennessee Press Association second-place award for feature writing; a Chattanooga DAR Media Appreciation Award; and was voted a 2009 Best of the Best columnist. Karen represented the newspaper as a member of the first adult class to graduate from Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. Her hobbies include painting folk art portraits of John Lennon and Chihuahuas. Contact Karen at 423-757-6396 or khill@timesfreepress.com.

H by Halston designer Cameron Silver unpacks vintage fashion show in Chattanooga

Published Sep. 17 2018

A world-renowned fashion expert promises a chance for Chattanooga-area women to play dress-up when he visits here Wednesday.

Grand Thoughts: Multiple generations of maternal guilt

Published Sep. 3 2018

Guilt. It's something most every parent feels at one time or another.

Grand Thoughts: In the swim of things, even from the sidelines

Published Aug. 6 2018

Summer is over, and it's back to school for area students, including my grandchildren, Tilleigh, 11, Evie, 8, and William,...

Grand Thoughts: Travel adventure with the grandkids is about to start

Published Jul. 1 2018

My husband, Hank, and I are getting ready to do something we've never done: take our grandchildren on vacation, without...

Cosmetic improvements: New makeup products, timely tips for putting your best face forward

Published Jun. 4 2018

Face it. Cosmetics can be as trendy as fashion.

Grand Thoughts: Grandkids make me sentimental

Published Jun. 4 2018

I've always been emotional, but since my grandchildren were born, sometimes I feel like I've morphed into a blubbering baby.

Grand Thoughts: Granddaughter finds the joy in friendship and kindness

Published May. 7 2018

One of the hardest yet rewarding things to do in life is to raise children.

Grand Thoughts: Looking for answers to gun violence

Published Apr. 2 2018

On March 28, CNN reported that so far this year there have been 17 shootings at schools in America that...

Grand Thoughts: How should we talk to kids about gun violence?

Published Mar. 5 2018

I am at a loss. I honestly don't know how to discuss gun violence with my grandchildren. I don't want...

Grand Thoughts: Drive time puts me in the swim of things

Published Feb. 5 2018

One of the highlights of my retirement is the flexibility I have in helping my daughter, Kacee, a single mom...

Music, laughter, family make it a Christmas to remember

Published Dec. 31 2017

My grandchildren celebrated their best Christmas ever last week.

Dressed to party: Look for understated glamour in holiday fashions

Published Dec. 11 2017

Glitz and glamour are synonymous with holiday fashions, and designers today tailor these festive styles to women of all ages...


Grand Thoughts: A fun and festive Christmas on Charleana Circle

Published Dec. 4 2017

Several weeks ago, I flew to California to spend time with my son and daughter-in-law, Kit and Bonnie, and my...

Chattanooga Market will be swinging on Big Band Day

Published Nov. 9 2017

Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Chattanooga Market this Sunday.

Tivoli Theatre presents 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: King for a Day!'

Published Nov. 9 2017

"Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live: King for a Day!" stage production, based on the popular PBS Kids series "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood,"...

Grand Thoughts: Don't judge, but I'm feeling the Christmas spirit already

Published Nov. 6 2017

Stores began selling holiday decorations in mid-October.

Grand Thoughts: Catastrophes teach kids what's most important in life

Published Sep. 25 2017

I strongly believe one of the best traits parents can teach their children is compassion. Without it, the world can...

Grand Thoughts: Bracing for a big, new smile

Published Sep. 4 2017

While it's not unusual for people my age (quickly approaching 65) to get dentures, what is unusual is for them...

Grand Thoughts: One lucky duck and her happy, singing ducklings

Published Aug. 7 2017

My three grandchildren go back to school this week, and I'm already suffering withdrawal symptoms. They stay with me during...

Grand Thoughts: Feeling shortchanged by summer break

Published Jul. 3 2017

Just four weeks into my grandchildren's summer vacation from school, I was shocked to see local department store personnel getting...