Karen Nazor Hill


phone: 423-757-6396




Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist.

She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times.

She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for a series on Alzheimer¹s disease; a Tennessee Press Association second-place award for feature writing; a Chattanooga DAR Media Appreciation Award; and was voted a 2009 Best of the Best columnist.

Karen represented the newspaper as a member of the first adult class to graduate from Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

Her hobbies include painting folk art portraits of John Lennon and Chihuahuas.

Contact Karen at 423-757-6396 or khill@timesfreepress.com.

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