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

McKamey Animal Center hosting two fundraisers Saturday

Published Sep. 3 2019

Wet or dry is the question for supporters of McKamey Animal Center when the nonprofit hosts two fundraisers on Saturday,...

The Comedy Catch hosts comedian Jeff D

Published Sep. 3 2019

Comedian Jeff D has brought houses down all over the country with his Southern-style humor, riotous stories, hilarious characters and...

New Fall Home & Garden Show coming up this weekend

Published Sep. 3 2019

Have you got your fall honey-do list made yet?


In-Town Gallery marks 45th anniversary with 'Art in the Theme of Green' show

Published Sep. 3 2019

In-Town Gallery is celebrating its 45th anniversary during September with the all-artist show "Art in the Theme of Green."

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum celebrates Founders Day

Published Sep. 3 2019

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is celebrating Founders Day this weekend with two days of special events.

Preview new Ken Burns series 'Country Music' at Songbirds

Published Sep. 3 2019

WTCI, the Tennessee Valley's PBS station, will host a special 45-minute preview screening of the upcoming Ken Burns documentary series...

Big Freedia puts the bounce in The Signal on Thursday

Published Sep. 3 2019

Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, brings the New Orleans version of hip-hop, called bounce music, to The...

Out & About Calendar - Sept. 4-11

Published Sep. 3 2019

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel returns to Barking Legs Theater

Published Sep. 3 2019

Atlanta-based Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel returns to Barking Legs Theater Thursday night, Sept. 5, for an encore of...

Here are 130 events to attend this fall in the Chattanooga region

Published Aug. 30 2019

As a preteen in the late 1970s/early '80s, Kim Krause helped her grandparents run their crafts show booths each year...

Labor Day Staycations: Dinosaurs, doo-wop and deep-water exploration

Published Aug. 27 2019

How are you spending Labor Day weekend? At the lake? Grilling? Family reunion? Camping?

Where's the beef? Here's where to find Labor Day barbecues

Published Aug. 27 2019

If you don't plan to fire up the grill this Labor Day, but still crave barbecue, why not buy it...

New Labor Day street party launches in Fort Oglethorpe

Published Aug. 27 2019

A family-friendly Labor Day party has been held for many years on the polo field at the 6th Cavalry Museum....

Out & About Calendar - Aug. 28 - Sept. 4

Published Aug. 27 2019

Programs and events around the Chattanooga region.

Ballet Tennessee alumnus LaJeromeny Brown joins New York City Ballet

Published Aug. 23 2019

Eight years ago, Ballet Tennessee nurtured a passion for dancing in an 11-year-old chosen for Dance Alive, the company's summer...

Out & About Calendar - Aug. 21-28

Published Aug. 20 2019

Programs and events around the Chattanooga region.

Party like it's 1969 at Woodstock 50th anniversary party at Songbirds

Published Aug. 13 2019

Dig out your bell-bottom jeans, tie-dyed shirts, fringed vests or halter tops from the closet. Flat-iron your hair and tie...

Second Cleveland Seafood Music Fest adds Cajun flair to family fun

Published Aug. 13 2019

After the resounding success of last year's inaugural Seafood Music Fest in Cleveland, Tennessee, - an estimated 7,600 folks turned...

You can visit seven Chattanooga area museums for the price of one ticket this week. Here's how.

Published Aug. 13 2019

Where can you view a tank, a teapot, a tow truck and ride a train all for the price of...

International Plastic Modelers Society hopes to win over new hobbyists at weekend convention

Published Aug. 6 2019

Remember those plastic model kits of the 1960s?