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 email@example.com.
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Celebrity couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, both former stars of “That 70s Show,” among other television and film credits, visited Rock City and Ruby Falls on Monday. The couple reportedly was traveling from Florida, where they had attended her brother’s wedding, to Nashville.
Ashton Kutcher and girlfriend Mila Kunis spent some time in Chattanooga on Monday visiting Rock City and Ruby Falls.
LISA DENTON: Barry, I know you're not a big follower of country music, but there's an artist coming to Track 29 on Friday who's worth putting on your radar. Her name is Kacey Musgraves, and she's just a breath of fresh air.
The shopping has to be done, and you can't exactly take the kids with you to buy Christmas gifts for them.
At a photography workshop Brandon Cawood attended more than a year ago, the instructor stressed the idea of doing personal projects. In his case, a photo series that was not a commissioned work — something just for himself.
It's not even Christmas but the music search committee at Friends of the Festival has signed its first three acts for the 2014 Riverbend Festival, set for June 7-14 at Ross's Landing.
Caitlin Hammon has always enjoyed singing, but hearing guest vocalist Stella Zambalis sing opera with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera changed her focus.
Riverbend is going high tech and will replace the admission pins that have been used since 1983 with wristbands that include a bar code, according to executive director Chip Baker.
Q: Dad, neither the radio or the cigarette light, I mean phone charge thingy, is working in my car. Why?
Melanie Young, a Girls Preparatory School graduate and the daughter of Sonia “The Purple Lady” Young and the late Mel Young, was named one of three honorees in the 2013 HandCraft Heroes Breast Cancer Campaign.