I cover crime and justice at WBIR, as well as development. I joined the 10News team in June 2015.

Before coming to Knoxville, I worked as a reporter at KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa for several years. There, I covered every kind of story you can imagine – from deer raiding groceries stores, to storm chasing, to presidential campaigns.

I grew up in Davenport, Iowa on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. I studied English and journalism at Luther College, and edited the school newspaper.

From there, I fell into TV, shooting freelance high school football games for KWWL, and eventually joining the team full-time, eventually becoming the lead nightside reporter.

My stories have held public officials accountable, uncovered mishandled public money, and given a voice to families in need.

For my work, I’ve earned awards from the National Press Photographer’s Association and the Iowa Broadcast News Association. I was also recently nominated for an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy.

In my free time, I love getting outdoors, cycling, and photography. Hike recommendations are very welcome.

I’m always looking to break the next big story. Got a story tip? Want to say hi? Shoot me an email: mcrowe@WBIR.com.

You can also get in touch with my on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/MichaelCroweReports) or on Twitter (@MichaelReports)