Sam Still joined the Times Free Press in February 2023 as an intern writing predominantly for Times Free Press publications Chatter and Get Out. In his time as an intern, he also contributed stories to the Region news section of the paper. In May 2023, he joined the Community News division of the Times Free Press as a staff writer. He holds a bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he also worked for the school's newspaper the UTC Echo. He is originally from Cleveland, Tennessee.