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Emily DeVoe

If I won the lottery today, I’d still show up for work tomorrow because that’s how much I love my job.

I joined the WBIR team in December 2017 after my husband and I relocated to Knoxville from our hometown of Mobile, Alabama, where I reported for the local CBS affiliate (WKRG).

I practiced pronouncing “Maryville” in front of the mirror at least a dozen times before my first day working for the Live at Five at Four show.

As a multimedia journalist, I’m more than just a reporter. I’m the photographer, writer, and editor too. Someone somewhere once coined the phrase “backpack journalist,” but I still haven’t found a bag big enough to fit everything.

I studied broadcast journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi after deciding that a degree in classical piano performance might not pay the bills, and my journalism career has been a whirlwind ever since.

I worked part time as a multimedia journalist at the local Fox affiliate (WHPM) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi while earning my degree.

After graduation I moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to report at the local NBC affiliate (WECT,) before moving back to my hometown of Mobile to work at WKRG, where I covered everything from alligator hunting season to one of the state’s biggest political scandals.
I’m excited to call Knoxville home, and I’m always on the hunt for good hiking trails, food drives, and unique stories to share.