Chattanooga Times Free Press
Dating back to 1869, the Chattanooga Times Free Press is now a daily broadsheet newspaper headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The paper is not only distributed to the metropolitan Chattanooga region of southeastern Tennessee, but to parts of northwestern Georgia as well. Before merging into one paper, the Chattanooga Times Free Press was once two separate papers in competition, the Free Press and the Times. In 1998, Walter E. Hussman Jr. bought the Free Press and a year later, bought the Times, merging them into one. The paper’s first edition was published on January 5, 1999 and was soon recognized as the best paper in Tennessee by the Tennessee Press Association. The Times Free Press is owned by WEHCO Media, Inc. and edited by Alison Gerber.