Jessica Carr

Journalism Alumna from the University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

Jessica Carr

"Journalism is an act of faith in the future." -Ann Curry
Freelance, Scripps Networks Interactive
Honors Graduate from the University of Tennessee



Making Something Beautiful

Carr talks with Brian Blade about his spiritual connection with music and working with Joni Mitchell.
The Forum Link to Story

UT senior gains recognition for her paintings

Miller makes her mark on one of the most iconic landmarks at the University of Tennessee.
Knoxville News Sentinel Link to Story

Expanding Knoxville's Culinary Frontier

Knoxville welcomed a number of new restaurants earlier this spring.
Cityview Magazine Link to Story

UT student Darrell Bowles overcomes challenges on the air at WUTK-FM

"Good morning, Knoxville! This is Darrell Bowles, also known as the crazy lightning bolt."
Knoxville News Sentinel Link to Story

Sketching His Future

Carr profiles John McAmis, the only animation major at UT.
Torchbearer Magazine Link to Story

Cityview's Dining Guide

Carr contributes to Cityview's barbeque dining guide by writing about Calhoun's and Dead End BBQ.
Cityview Magazine Link to Story

Knoxville Film Festival

Carr does a Q&A with Keith McDaniel, the director of the Knoxville Film Festival.
Cityview Magazine Link to Story

Smoky Mountain Treasures

Cityview magazine profiles 6 natives of the Smoky Mountains in their Smoky Mountain Treasures article.
Cityview Magazine Link to Story

Too much rain hurts crops at Beardsley Community Farm

She walks to the shed, grabs a straw hat and looks at the crops smiling. Sunshine radiates over her Beardsley Community Farm shirt and hiking shoes.
Tennessee Journalist Link to Story

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) by Travis Knight

Jessica Carr writes a personal essay that finds parallels between her parent's story and Kubo.
Cinematary Link to Story

Sunspot Serves Up Delicious Tacos

When choosing a restaurant near campus, going with the cheapest and closest place is easy.
Spoon University Link to Story

The Egg & I: Knoxville’s New Brunch Spot

Scrambled, poached, or sunny side-up, The Egg & I is serving up eggs any way you like 'em.
Spoon University Link to Story


Jessica Carr

Jessica Carr is an honors graduate from the journalism program at the University of Tennessee. She has had work published in a variety of publications including Cityview Magazine, Knoxville News Sentinel, Spoon University, The Daily Beacon, Tennessee Journalist, UT's alumni magazine Torchbearer and Forum News Magazine. She has a passion for food writing, feature writing and virtually anything in the lifestyle writing field. She has gained experience as the Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Journalist. Currently, she is freelancing for Scripps Networks Interactive by adding metadata to photos for HGTV Digital and Travel Channel. She is also conducting research for an author's upcoming novel. When she isn't working you can find her in an artsy theater watching an indie film or testing out her baking skills in the kitchen.