Susan Pierce (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6284
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

Good-Cause Calendar

Published Jul. 19 2018


River Whyless brings new music to Songbirds

Published Jul. 18 2018

After becoming friends and playing music together while students at Appalachian State University, Ryan O'Keefe (guitar/vocals), Halli Anderson (violin/lead vocals)...

Scopes Trial re-enactment and festival coming up in Dayton, Tennessee

Published Jul. 18 2018

In July 1925, the nation watched as the legal case of the state of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes —...


Out & About Calendar - July 18-25

Published Jul. 18 2018

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

'Guys & Dolls' is a good bet for entertainment

Published Jul. 11 2018

The musical comedy about New York gangsters and gamblers and the women trying to reform them will be presented in...

'Jaws' movie night on the lake is July 7 in Rockwood

Published Jul. 4 2018

When Chase Clem launched a new fundraising idea last September, he had no idea whether it would sink or swim.

Chattanooga Spiritual Quartet reunites for 20th anniversary concert

Published Jun. 27 2018

A nostalgic Facebook post has prompted a reunion concert of the Chattanooga Spiritual Quartet this weekend.

Ethan McGrath debuts new organ composition Sunday

Published Jun. 27 2018

The first public performance of a piece commissioned of Ethan McGrath by the local chapter of the American Guild of...

G.I. Joe collectors holding 25th and final convention in Chattanooga this weekend

Published Jun. 20 2018

More than 1,000 G.I. Joe collectors - some from as far as Brazil and Europe - are arriving in town...

Out & About Calendar - June 20-27

Published Jun. 20 2018

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

'These Three: Faith, Hope and Love' premieres at Barking Legs

Published Jun. 13 2018

Local musicians have partnered with production designers and graphic artists to form ensembles of strings, voice and oboe for two...

Digitized fireworks send Riverbend out with a bang

Published Jun. 13 2018

For the first time, Riverbend's fireworks finale will launch with the push of one button.


Where to find your local farmers market

Published Jun. 13 2018

More than 200,000 folks visited Chattanooga Market during its 2017 season, according to Brandy Ridge, the market's accounting manager.

Restaurant Review: New England chef creates Lobstah Roll of home

Published Jun. 13 2018

After Wine Down in Ooltewah posted a picture of its new spring menu's Lobstah Roll on social media last month,...

Out & About Calendar - June 13-20

Published Jun. 13 2018


American Idol holding auditions in Chattanooga

Published Jun. 7 2018

Think you have what it takes to be a star? Test your talent when auditions for "American Idol" are held...

Two outdoor music concerts scheduled at Museum Center at Five Points

Published Jun. 6 2018

Two outdoor music concerts are scheduled at the Museum Center at Five Points this weekend: one, an evening of jazz...

Former Chattanoogan Mitch Rossell returning for Riverbend

Published Jun. 6 2018

Former Chattanoogan Mitch Rossell recalls that when he moved to Nashville in 2010 to chase his songwriting dream, he was...

Hive Theory one of 10 local bands making Riverbend debuts

Published Jun. 6 2018

The opportunity to play a stage at Riverbend can be the turning point for a local band looking to get...

North Georgia's Black Cat Moon plays Riverbend on June 13

Published Jun. 6 2018

The first time members of Black Cat Moon played Riverbend in 2010, they were a fairly new group that hadn't...