I have always called East Tennessee home. I was born and raised in Powell, Tennessee just north of Knoxville.

I went into college at the University of Tennessee not really knowing what I wanted to do. While there, I realized I loved news and wanted to be a reporter. That journey also brought me to the WBIR family as an intern.

After graduation I moved to Hazard, Kentucky and began working for WYMT-TV. I was trained in every aspect of news. I was a reporter and anchor for the 6:00 evening news, and I also learned how to produce.

Two years later, it was time to move home. I accepted a job at WBIR as the morning reporter in 2013, and I am so excited to wake up with East Tennessee every morning!

As an East Tennessee girl, you can bet I love Tennessee football! I was blessed with the opportunity to be a majorette with the Pride of the Southland Marching Band all four years of college.

My husband and I love getting outdoors and enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains and spending time with our family and friends here in Knoxville.

If you'd like to reach out to Katie, please email her at kroach@wbir.com.