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Mark Pace covers the Chattanooga area's vibrant outdoors scene and environmental news for the Times Free Press. He was the recipient of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation's 2017 Conservation Communicator of the Year award and the 2018 Tennessee Associated Press award for best outdoors reporting. He also placed highly in a trio of notable awards for investigative work uncovering a history of rapes by Chattanooga police officer Desmond Logan: second in the Tennessee Press Association Contest for Public Service, second in the Malcolm Law Award for Investigative Reporting and third in investigative journalism in the Green Eyeshade awards. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and has worked for the paper since 2015. Previously, he was the lead reporter for the Jersey County Journal and Calhoun News-Herald in the greater St. Louis area where he won first place awards at the Illinois Press Association for best news reporting and best general news photo. He studied at the Washington Journalism Center (now the New York Semester in Journalism) and interned as a business and political reporter for The Washington Times. Mark graduated from Lee University in May 2015 with a degree in journalism. He is from Dayton, Ohio.

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