Barry Courter


phone: 423-757-6354




Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press.
He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987.
He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section.
Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism.
He previously was a news reporter at WDEF-TV 12. Barry has been married to Kelley since 1987. Their children are Jeff Soder, Jenny Mitchell, Carson Courter and Grace Courter.
Contact Barry at 423-757-6354 or bcourter@timesfreepress.com.

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KELLEY: Our son had given us some venison that a friend harvested a couple of months back, and it’s been sitting in the freezer. I have hesitated to use it because the last time he brought some back from college, we cooked it and it was very gamey. Didn’t like the taste at all.

LISA DENTON: Barry, I have to say I'm pretty excited that Yo-Yo Ma is coming to town because he and I have something in common: the same birthday.

Nineteen art pieces are being installed this week and next week in unoccupied downtown office windows.

A new website, www.egg.gallery, was launched this morning to promote arts in Chattanooga.

Q: Dad, they had a career day here at school with a bunch of reps from businesses on campus. Any advice on standing out with the one I want?

Photographer Bradley Shelton just laughs when asked how he managed to capture an image of Joe "Dixie" Fuller when his lips weren't moving.

For 40 years after it opened in 1924, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium served as this city’s civic center, trade center, largest concert hall, meeting place and auditorium.

Jason Norris knew back in 1989 that the band he hoped to put together would be heavily influenced by The Beatles. In fact, he wanted to choose its name based on the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool. So, just think, The Pool could have been called The Liver.

Members of Chattanooga's creative community are indeed interested in having a live work facility that would offer them affordable housing and a place to work, according to findings of a survey done last spring by Artspace Projects Inc.

Members of Chattanooga’s creative community are indeed interested in having a live work facility that would offer them affordable housing and a place to work, according to findings of a survey done last spring by Artspace Projects Inc.

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