About Erin Chapin
Erin Chapin first came to the News Sentinel in December of 2003 as a member of the Circulation department. After a year and a half, she joined the elite staff of online producers at KnoxNews.com whose jobs entail keeping the site updated with the latest breaking news, shooting and editing video and producing award-winning multimedia.
Erin is an army brat who lived in five different states before the age of six, but has called Knoxville home since 1979. She attributes her tough, red-headed sass to her upbringing in South Knoxville.
"That's just how us Southies roll."
Trending: Erin Chapin: Sex and piracy with Google Glass
Published 01/25/2014 at 7 p.m.
We knew it would eventually happen. Despite the best intentions and most creative minds, the Evil Geniuses of the Internet will twist new technology to its misguided purposes — usually porn or theft.
GVX Audio: ESPN'S Tom Luginbill on the 'BCS Film Room'
Published 01/16/2014 at 2:38 p.m.
On the News Sentinel Sports Page Thursday, Tom Luginbill, National Recruiting Director and College Football Analyst for ESPN, talked about the “BCS Film Room” show that aired Jan. 6, 2014. The “Megacast” was hosted by Luginbill and fellow analysts Matt ...
Watchful Eye sees property crimes in North Knox
Published 01/15/2014 at noon
KNOXVILLE — Watchful Eye on Property Crimes for Jan. 8-15 shows a tight group of four markers near Emory Road at Harrell Road. A home burglary and theft from a vehicle occurred on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 on either ...
Watchful Eye: Theft incidents clustered around shopping areas
Published 01/07/2014 at 5:28 p.m.
KNOXVILLE — This week's Watchful Eye on Thefts encompassed Christmas Eve and the ensuing week of gift returns and gift card redemptions at retail establishments. It may come as no great surprise to find that many of this week's incidents ...
Trending: Erin Chapin: In media, year best measured in stories
Published 12/21/2013 at 7 p.m.
Erin Chapin looks at 2013 like most journalists do: through the scope of the stories she has worked on. Chapin compiled a list of her top five stories of the past year for her #trending column this week.
Trending: Erin Chapin — Brains are equally as important as boobs
Published 11/16/2013 at 3:25 p.m.
Erin Chapin hopes to make people aware of a serious neurological disorder that gets little attention locally or nationally: epilepsy.
Local company warns Nick Saban, 'your next'
Published 10/25/2013 at 1:05 p.m. 5 Comments
The third weekend in October has been known to bring out some undercurrents of rather impolite behavior in both Alabamans and Tennesseans.
Trending: Erin Chapin: Tablets ideal tool for senior citizens
Published 10/19/2013 at 4 p.m.
Senior citizens shouldn't feel left out with new technology. In fact, tablets are ideal tools for seniors due to their size, portability and ease of use. There are also plenty of apps geared toward their interests.
Trending: Erin Chapin: Mockery, Apple and gamers' grand day
Published 09/21/2013 at 7:45 p.m.
Making a mockery of greed: Net neutrality is back in the news as the mockumentary “The Internet Must Go” spreads like wildfire across the tubes.
Trending: Erin Chapin: Editing, stealing and the gray areas
Published 08/24/2013 at 7 p.m.
I was recently in a discussion with the Naples Daily News director of digital (and former News Sentinel digital managing editor) Jigsha Desai about intellectual property. News aggregators such as the Huffington Post have long been a concern in the ...
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