Susan Pierce (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6284
E-mail: spierce@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of Distinction, is a graduate of the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and is past president of the Chattanooga Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association. Susan has two sons and one granddaughter. She enjoys reading and lives for time at the beach. Contact Susan at 423-757-6284 or spierce@timesfreepress.com.

Enjoy the spring weather! These Tennessee state parks are offering free, guided hikes this Saturday.

Published Mar. 20 2019

Longer daylight hours, wildflowers blooming and warmer temperatures signal spring has arrived, even if you didn't know the spring equinox...

UTC Chamber Singers hosting CD release concert

Published Mar. 20 2019

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Chamber Singers recently recorded 22 original works arranged by UTC alumnus and Collegdale resident...

Out & About Calendar - March 20-27

Published Mar. 20 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Rome, Georgia, baker competing in Food Network series

Published Mar. 16 2019

Kevin Dillmon's a fan of Food Network's baking shows, and every season that he has watched with his family, they've...

Here's where you can get your green on this weekend for St. Patrick's Day

Published Mar. 13 2019

St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, March 17, but there are several events happening before then for the wearin' o' the...

'Whose Live Anyway?' brings TV improv show to Chattanooga

Published Mar. 13 2019

Word to the wise: If you're heading to the "Whose Live Anyway?" show, think before speaking. You just might find...

Out & About Calendar - March 13-20

Published Mar. 13 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Barbie turns 60 without aging a day

Published Mar. 10 2019

You know the old joke about turning 60: Your broad mind and narrow waist have traded places.

Rhea County High School 17-year-old appearing Sunday on 'American Idol'

Published Mar. 8 2019

A Spring City, Tennessee, teenager starts his search for fame when he auditions on "American Idol" during Sunday's episode at...

Over the Rhine previews new music at Songbirds on Saturday

Published Mar. 6 2019

Husband and wife Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist recorded their first demo as Over the Rhine in March 1989.

Unheard-of Ensemble performs at UTC Thursday

Published Mar. 6 2019

The Unheard-of Ensemble, a quartet of four professionals who perform across the United States, will present a free concert on...

Request a song, challenge pianists at Artistic Civic Theatre's benefit

Published Mar. 6 2019

If you thought Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's duet on "Shallow" at the 91st Academy Awards was memorable, just wait...

Out & About Calendar - March 6-13

Published Mar. 6 2019

Leisure

Get out the honey-do list: Tri-State Home Show opens March 1

Published Feb. 27 2019

From roofing to foundation repair, the Tri-State Home Show has your spring home improvement needs covered with the latest in...

Out & About Calendar - Feb. 27-March 6

Published Feb. 27 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Out & About Calendar - Feb. 20-27

Published Feb. 20 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Still haven't got a game plan for Valentine's Day? Here are a few ideas outside the (candy) box

Published Feb. 13 2019

Of the $19.6 billion spent on Valentine's Day gifts in 2018 — yes, billion with a B — 55 percent...

The Book of Mormon: Nine-time Tony-winning musical stops in Tivoli Theatre

Published Feb. 13 2019

"Two by two, we're marching door to door,

Out & About Calendar - Feb. 13-20

Published Feb. 13 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Here's where you and your date can find Valentine's Day dinner deals around Chattanooga

Published Feb. 6 2019

Valentine's Day is the second busiest day of the year for restaurants in America — only Mother's Day tops it...