I am a digital storyteller for WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Though I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Online Journalism with a minor in Spanish. I can read and write in Spanish well, but speaking it definitely takes work.

I previously worked as a freelance writer and photographer for several local media outlets and charitable organizations in Dallas and Oklahoma City. I was also an investigative reporting fellow for the award-winning News21 program out of the Cronkite School of Journalism in at Arizona State University in Phoenix. This News21 project called Troubled Water recently won a Student Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Digital Reporting.

When I am not telling stories or hurrying around town with a camera around my neck, I enjoy all things outdoors, especially running, biking and hiking. I also love cooking and spending time with my dog.

If you want to get in touch with me, email me at esims@wbir.com and follow me on Facebook and Instagram @e.g.sims or on Twitter @elizabethsimsou.