About Us

Chattanoogan.com was launched Sept. 1, 1999, as one of the first full-service web-only daily newspapers in the country. Since that date, it has proven to be a pace-setter in the rapidly-developing field of Internet news publishing and has drawn a wide following and readership. 

Publisher is John Wilson, who was a staff writer for 28 years for the Chattanooga Free Press.

Those involved early included Chris Cairns, Michaela Miller, Xavier Cabezas, Shane Ashley, Jim Ashley, Irby Park and Tad Evearitt.

Other key members of Chattanoogan.com include sports writers Stan Crawley, John Hunt, B.B. Branton, Jaime Barrett, Tim Evearitt, Randy Smith and Larry Fleming, sports editors and writers Greg and Sara Davick, and writers Judy Frank, Hollie Webb, Matthew Smisson, Gail Perry, Wendy King and Jen Jeffrey. Judy Bryan is our talented web ad designer. Editors include Marcy Bryant, Jenny Gienapp, Tammy Bacon, and Jana Hinton. Copy editor is Mike Brown. Wesley Schultz is a valued photographer. Mark Herndon is a regular contributor from the music scene, and Fil Manley covers many festivals.

Our regular contributors include a number of talented writers: Roy Exum, Ferris Robinson, John Shearer, Harmon Jolley, and others. Bob Payne is the entertainment editor and Harmon Jolley the memories editor. Charles and Diane Siskin provide travel and dining articles and Anne Yungmeyer travel pieces.

The Chattanooga firm threeHD (later NDP) has developed our unique redesign that we believe will serve as a blueprint for many similar full-service web-only daily newspapers around the United States and the world. Contact us concerning how we can help you set up a similar internet newspaper in your city using our model.

Chattanoogan.com does not have deadlines, but it is updated on a constant basis. When there is breaking news in Chattanooga, this is a source that provides the information – often within minutes and often with color photographs from digital cameras.

Sign up for daily email headlines by emailing your email address to news@chattanoogan.com

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Because of our high readership, Chattanoogan.com is an excellent advertising medium – especially for those who want to provide exposure to their websites.

To contact us:
Call 423 266-2325
Email news@chattanoogan.com
Postal mailing address is
Chattanoogan.com
PO Box 2331
Chattanooga, Tn., 37409

 


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