About Us

Oak Ridge Today is an independent, locally owned website that covers news and events in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the surrounding region. We publish continuously, always striving to deliver the news to you as it happens.

Oak Ridge Today launched March 29, 2012, and it is co-owned by John and Dawn Huotari. John is a local reporter and writer who has worked at three East Tennessee newspapers: The (University of Tennessee) Daily Beacon, Knoxville News Sentinel, and The Oak Ridger. John has been reporting in Oak Ridge and East Tennessee for a decade. This is Dawn’s first media venture.

In 2014, Oak Ridge Today had between 35,000 and 50,000 unique visitors per month. We have become the top source of local news for many readers.

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