Mariann Martin (Reporter)

Mariann Martin covers healthcare in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. She joined the Times Free Press in February 2011, after covering crime and courts for the Jackson (Tenn.) Sun for two years. Mariann was born in Indiana, but grew up in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Belize. She graduated from Union University in 2005 with degrees in English and history and has master’s degrees in international relations and history from the University of Toronto. While attending Union, Mariann served as editor for The Torch, a literary arts magazine that won two silver medals from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association during her tenure. After graduation, Mariann worked in business and private communications before taking her first job as a reporter in 2008 — a career choice that has changed her life. She has won several awards, including first place in daily deadline and business reporting from the Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors contest, second place in features from the Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors contest,first and second place in best spot news coverage from the Tennessee Press Association, third place in best news reporting from the Tennessee Press Association, and third place in best beat reporting from Best of Gannett. Mariann enjoys hiking, camping, weekend backpacking trips, gardening and running. She also reads (real) books in coffee shops, dawdles on Facebook, cooks and is addicted to food blogs. Contact Mariann at or at 706-980-5824.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Chattanooga plans 5k walk Saturday

Published Nov. 8 2012

Donnie Burns schedules his chemotherapy treatments on Thursdays so he feels well enough to go to his part-time job on...

Tennessee's high fungal meningitis infection rate questioned

Published Oct. 20 2012

• Forsyth Street Ambulatory Surgery Center, Macon, Ga.

Thrive Cafe serves up healthy food, fitness on side

Published Oct. 19 2012

• Where: Thrive Cafe, 191 River St. in Coolidge Park


Thrive Cafe serves up healthy food, fitness on side

Published Oct. 19 2012

• Where: Thrive Cafe, 191 River St. in Coolidge Park

Thrive Cafe serves up healthy food, fitness on side

Published Oct. 19 2012

• Where: Thrive Cafe, 191 River St. in Coolidge Park

As flu season approaches, officials urge vaccinations

Published Oct. 17 2012

Who needs the vaccine: Everyone who is at least 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine. People who...

Medicare study cites overuse of antibiotics

Published Oct. 5 2012

Annual 2009 antibiotic use for seniors with Medicare Part D:

Chattanooga hospitals pouring millions into renovations, technology and expansions

Published Oct. 2 2012

Erlanger: $38 million; new ER at Erlanger East, new Southside Health Center and an operating room at Erlanger's main campus,...

Websites shining light on nursing home citations

Published Oct. 1 2012

To compare nursing homes or search for a specific nursing home:

Doctor facing rising costs won't accept Medicare

Published Sep. 29 2012

Dr. Carlton Vollberg of the Center for Comprehensive Medicine recently advised his Medicare patients they may choose among the following...

Casavant leaving Erlanger hospital board

Published Sep. 28 2012

Erlanger board member Richard Casavant has resigned after serving about 18 months of a four-year appointment.

Richard Casavant resigns from Erlanger board

Published Sep. 27 2012

Erlanger board member Richard Casavant resigned this week after serving a little more than a year of a 4-year appointment.


Erlanger narrows losses for fiscal year

Published Sep. 25 2012

After racking up more than $17 million in losses through the first 10 months of its fiscal year, Erlanger Health...

Hundreds lacking health insurance flock to free medical care at Camp Jordan

Published Sep. 23 2012

What: Free dental, vision and medical services

Doctor takes lessons from India to heart in visit from Arun Gandhi

Published Sep. 22 2012

Even as a small child in India, Dr. Mukta Panda knew not to disturb her grandfather - a freedom fighter...

Parkridge to pay $16.5 million to settle federal complaint

Published Sep. 20 2012

Parkridge is the third Chattanooga hospital since 2005 to reach a federal settlement for violating various state and federal anti-kickback...

Health aside, obesity costing U.S. billions

Published Sep. 19 2012

Obesity isn't only a health issue, it is also an economic problem costing Americans billions of dollars every year.

McDonald's serves up nutritional information

Published Sep. 18 2012

Foods Tops in Calories

Only the lucky win at TennCare lottery

Published Sep. 16 2012

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. - Since his heart failure last August, since the insertion of a defibrillator and pacemaker to monitor each...

Mother of child with hydrocephalus hopes to raise money, awareness

Published Sep. 15 2012

What: Second Annual Greater Chattanooga Area Hydrocephalus Association 5K Walk