I joined the WBIR news team in December 2016 and I am looking forward to getting to know East Tennessee.

I grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin, along the banks of the St. Croix River. I headed off to college just an hour east and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Journalism.

While in college, I interned at WEAU 13 News, WQOW 18 News and then spent a summer in Washington D.C. reporting from Capitol Hill. I also spent a semester studying in Limerick, Ireland where I discovered my insatiable love of travel.

After college, I headed to WXOW-TV in La Crosse, Wis., where I worked at a multimedia journalist for the last two years.

While in La Crosse, I covered everything from presidential campaign visits to breaking and local news. I had the opportunity to spend 5 days reporting from Selma, Ala., on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. My three-part series, Wisconsin to Selma: Bringing History Home, won an Emmy.

In my free time you’ll catch me in the sunshine, either along a river, lake or poolside with a good book in hand. Of course, I’m happiest when I’m with family and friends.

I couldn’t be more excited to call East Tennessee home (and to leave the frigid Wisconsin weather behind). I can’t wait to explore all this area has to offer. I am here to pursue my passion, which is to tell your stories. Thank you for allowing me to do so.

Please feel free to say hello! Shoot me an email: groe@wbir.com, send me a Facebook message: Ginna Roe WBIR or tweet me: @GinnaRoeWBIR.