Kevin Ridder

Communications Specialist in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Fancy meeting you here! I'm an independent contractor currently working with the award-wining news app SmartNews. I have also worked with The Appalachian Voice, The Knoxville News Sentinel, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and The Knoxville Mercury. Have a question or terrible pun you'd like to share? I'd love to hear from you! Just click Contact in the menu.

Top image: I snapped this photo of the rolling hills of North Carolina's High Country after a brisk hike to the summit of Elk Knob in August 2018.

N.C. Families Contend With Mounting Bills

Faced with the threat of utility disconnection and even eviction in the pandemic, many North Carolinians are forced to decide between essentials.
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A Quest to Protect At-Risk Bats

Researchers and conservationists found and saved the land where a colony of endangered Virginia big-eared bats roost.
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Some of My Other Work

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