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Alison Gerber is editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. 

She joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2003 and served as assistant metro editor, metro editor and managing editor before becoming editor in 2011. Prior to joining the Times Free Press, Gerber was a reporter in Florida, where she covered sports, city hall and education at the Naples Daily News and the Fort Myers News-Press. 

Under Gerber’s leadership, the Chattanooga Times Free Press has been awarded Tennessee’s top journalism prize — the Tennessee Press Association’s General Excellence award — five times in the past six years and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times since 2013.

Gerber joined the Associated Press Media Editors board in 2016 and served as its treasurer before the creation of the News Leaders Association.

Gerber also serves on the boards of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and the American Society of News Editors Foundation.