Mary Helen Miller joined the staff at the Chattanooga Times Free Press as a multimedia reporter in 2013. She produces audio, video, and graphics for the Web, and occasionally writes stories.
Before starting at the Times Free Press, Mary Helen worked as a radio reporter at WUTC, the NPR affiliate station in Chattanooga. She won an Edward R. Murrow award for a story she produced there about the anniversary of the 2011 tornadoes that hit the Chattanooga region.
Mary Helen began in journalism as a print reporter, interning at the Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. She graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where she was a visual art and art history major, and editor-in-chief of the Bowdoin Orient.
While she’s not crafting stories for the paper, Mary Helen can be found painting or throwing a Frisbee with her mutt (who, yes, can catch it in mid-air).
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Just about any American who was alive and aware in 1963 can tell you where he was when he heard the news of John F. Kennedy's assassination. For some Chattanoogans, it's an earliest memory from a toddler's perspective: The TV is on, Mom is crying. For scores of others, the shock came at school. Television sets were wheeled into classrooms. Students were sent home early with newspapers. Adults wept.
They can still hear the voice that brought the news, breaking into a song on the car radio or disrupting a lesson over a school public address speaker.
Christy Smith fell for her husband's Southern accent before she ever laid eyes on him. The Washington state native met her husband through a dating website while they were living on the West Coast. They talked on the phone for a couple of weeks before meeting.
Two abandoned buildings owned by Tennessee Temple University are causing grief for some Highland Park residents.
Thousands of re-enactors gathered at Mountain Cove Farms from Sept. 19 to 22 for the re-enactment of the Battle of Chickamauga. The weekend marked the 150th anniversary of the battle.
People are making more money in the Chattanooga area. New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey show a huge jump in median household income from 2011 to 2012 for people in Chattanooga and Hamilton County.