Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006.
He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories.
Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate of McCallie School in Chattanooga. He earned an associates degree from Oxford College of Emory University and attended Emory University before earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining the staff at the Times Free Press, Jim worked as a sports copy editor at the Chattanooga Times and was news editor at the Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen.
Jim lives in the Ferger Place community near downtown Chattanooga.
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Over the past few days, some of the best American men and women cyclists have been converging on Chattanooga, and starting tomorrow they will battle for the right to wear the Stars and Stripes jersey as the time trial or road race champion of the USA Cycling Professional National Championships.
The USA Cycling Professional National Championships have attracted some of the sport’s most famous — and at times infamous — competitors since it began in 1985.
Barely a week on the job, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade is already making is presence felt on the Mocs roster.
The 2012 men's and women's USA Cycling time trial champions were injured in separate accidents Friday and will be unable to defend their titles when the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Championships come to Chattanooga next weekend.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga begins play today at the Southern Conference softball tournament in an unusual position — as an underdog.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletic director David Blackburn said Monday that he believes the incident involving the Lady Mocs softball team forfeiting a game is in the past.
With the USA Cycling Professional Championships debut in Chattanooga quickly approaching, local organizers are making final adjustments for the event.
More than 2,000 bicyclists will roll out of town this morning from Finley Stadium on the 3-State, 3-Mountain Challenge ride, and this year they'll have a bit of star power to lead them out on the challenging 100-mile course.
A topsy-turvy season for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team took a bizarre turn this week following a forfeit of a nonconference game at Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday.
The rain washed away the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team's weekend series against Samford, but it didn't dampen the Lady Mocs' senior day festivities Sunday.