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Cari Wade Gervin

Title: Staff Writer
Contact: 865-342-6074 | Send Cari Wade an email

About Cari Wade Gervin


Cari Wade Gervin is the Metro Pulse's newest staff member, having left the lucrative world of public radio for the equally lucrative world of alt-weeklies. She started her journalism career at WUGA, the University of Georgia's Public radio station, and has since worked for Georgia Public Broadcasting and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, along with the Chattanooga Times Free Press. While she may be a new Knoxville resident, she's no stranger to the area, having grown up in Chattanooga.
Cari Wade Gervin

Position History

  • Staff Writer
    11/22/2010 - current

Recent Work

  • 2014 Primaries: Board of Education Published 04/16/2014 at 4 p.m. 3 Comments

    For elections that aren’t even countywide, the Knox County Schools Board of Education races have drawn outsized attention this year. In stark contrast to 2012, all three incumbents face challengers, and only one district, the seventh, is uncontested. Here are ...

  • Love for Lykois: Werewolf Cats Are Real, and They Are Amazing. But Are They Natural? Published 04/09/2014 at 9:38 a.m.

    We send Cari Wade Gervin to Vonore to investigate reports of “werewolf cats,” and she discovers a veterinarian trying to save a new breed of cat.

  • Big Ears 2014: Dean Wareham Published 03/26/2014 at 3:29 p.m.

    Most of Dean Wareham’s fans first fell in love with him through the dreamy sounds of Galaxie 500, the band he started with his Harvard classmates Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang in the mid ’80s. It’s perfect music to listen ...

  • Big Ears 2014: Rachel Grimes Published 03/26/2014 at 3:27 p.m.

    Grimes has lived in Louisville, Ky., her entire life. Over the years, she’s become one of the most recognized names of the city’s storied musical scene, in no small part because of sharing the name of her former musical outfit, ...

  • Big Ears 2014: Television Published 03/26/2014 at 3:26 p.m.

    Television came out of that New York CBGB scene in the 1970s, but they never fit into a category easily.

  • Big Ears 2014: Body/Head Published 03/26/2014 at 3:25 p.m.

    Most of you reading this only have to know one thing to decide if Body/Head is worth your time when planning out your Big Ears schedule, and that one thing is that Kim Gordon is in it.

  • Q&A: Irish-American Writer Patrick O'Keeffe Finally Publishes His First Novel Published 03/26/2014 at 10:35 a.m.

    It sounds like the setting for a mystery, but The Visitors is so much more than its plot—this is a book you read because of the writing. It’s funny and smart and clever and dense and emotional and full of ...

  • Cooking Up Knoxville’s Own Dish Published 03/12/2014 at 4 p.m. 1 Comment

    It’s a question that gets asked a lot: “What’s the one thing I have to eat in Knoxville?” Sadly, there is no iconic Knoxville dish, no one meal you insist that everyone visiting try, just to say they had one. ...

  • An All-Star Lineup Jams for Rikki Hall Published 03/04/2014 at 6:01 p.m. 1 Comment

    We here at Metro Pulse write about a lot of benefit concerts. Hell, sometimes we even throw them ourselves. But this one’s different. This one hits home.

  • Lorrie Moore Returns With 'Bark,' Her First Story Collection in 16 Years Published 02/26/2014 at 2:11 p.m.

    Lorrie Moore may not be as prolific as some of her New Yorker counterparts, like the queen of short stories and Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, but she’s no less beloved. Thus, the release of Moore’s first story collection in ...