John Becker

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I joined WBIR-TV in August of 2006. Among my first assignments was field-anchoring our hurricane Katrina anniversary coverage from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

In April of 2008 I started producing a regular series titled Service and Sacrifice. The regular reports focus on the lives of East Tennessee veterans. By the start of 2012 we celebrated our 100th piece in the ongoing series.

In addition to anchoring the 5pm, 6pm, and 11pm newscasts I co-produce and moderate the Ten News Sunday morning political and public affairs roundtable Inside Tennessee.

Before arriving in Knoxville I reported across the U.S., Canada, and the Middle East as an anchor and reporter for KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon.

My anchoring and reporting have been recognized by the following journalism awards; Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Best of the West, Oregon Association of Broadcasters, and the Tom McCall Award for newsroom leadership and excellence in journalism.

Outside the newsroom my interests include; mountain biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, golf, and regular ski and snowboard safaris.

My bride and two pups make regular runs on Knoxville's greenways and single-track trails.

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