Meet WBIR Live at Four anchor Beth Haynes

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I grew up an hour South of Knoxville in the small town of Athens, Tennessee. I guess you could say I've always had the news bug. At age 10, I began my journalism career as a "Kidsnews" reporter for WTVC in Chattanooga.

I first joined the WBIR family as an intern while in college at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After graduation, I worked as a Broadcasting Publicist for Walt Disney World Media Relations. My first on-air position followed at WKAG in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. A year later, I joined the Fox 24 news team at WGXA in Macon, Georgia.

In September of 2002, WBIR called and I was incredibly blessed to come home to East Tennessee. I currently co-anchor Live at Five at Four with Russell Biven, anchor Ten News at Five and the 10 pm News on Fox 43. I also produce a franchise called HomeGrown.

Not only have I had the opportunity to meet some amazing people and share their stories, I've gotten involved with many wonderful organizations in the East Tennessee community including: Alzheimer's Tennessee, American Heart Association, Helen Ross McNabb Center, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Junior League of Knoxville, Tennessee Chancellors Associates and Hope Initiative at Cokesbury United Methodist Church.

I have many interests, but my family certainly tops the list. My husband, Seth, and I got married in August. With a 7 and 4 year old, life is crazy busy, but incredibly rewarding.

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