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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Most parents who've dropped off their child at college know that Moving Day, especially freshman year, is about more than just moving furniture and clothes. It's moving out and moving on, too

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, not to imply that you've been around for a while, but I know you remember the old "Shock Theater" show.

Q: Dad, is there a big difference between working in the corporate world, retail and food services?

Why do some things catch on with people and some don’t?

LISA DENTON: Barry, you know one of my favorite reasons to get off the couch is to sit down to dinner, and this week I can do it for a great cause — ‘cause I’m hungry.

Like everyone else entering the Guest Camping area at a recent Bonnaroo, Adam and Monica Kinsey were stopped by a crew of three twentysomethings in “Staff” T-shirts who explained that they needed to search their vehicle, primarily for anything in glass containers.

Q: Dad, at what point do I become an annoyance when people don’t respond back, even though they said they would, and I keep trying to get in touch with them?

Sometimes you wonder how Warren Haynes keeps it all straight.

Funnyman Jon Reep laughs at the idea that an action thriller involving a giant tornado would have his name at the top of the casting list.

Every now and then, you find yourself in a surreal moment that makes you glad to be alive.

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