I joined the WBIR team in June 2018 as a multimedia journalist, and I am excited to come back home to the station I grew up watching!

I was born and raised in the beautiful town of Dandridge, just about 30 minutes east of Knoxville, and I am excited to be back in East Tennessee!

I attended Jefferson County High School, where I was involved with the dance team, speech and debate, and the theater program. I even played the role of Belle in my senior class production of Beauty and the Beast! I also had the opportunity to serve my community as the Jefferson County Fairest of the Fair.

After high school graduation, I moved to the middle part of the state to attend Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and pursue a degree in Multimedia Journalism. While at MTSU, I dove into the student-run television station, MT10, where I learned how to report, anchor, and work as a team.

I found a passion for storytelling while being involved with the station, and I knew reporting was the route for me. I was lucky enough to earn the role of News Director for MT10 as an upperclassman, and I found great joy in helping other students improve their work and find excitement for journalism.

I was also involved in my sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, and I even served as a Blue Elite tour guide, getting to show potential families around the campus I love so much. Go Blue Raiders!

During college, I was lucky enough to have three internships in news. I interned with the largest radio news team in East Tennessee, News Talk 98.7, I was lucky enough to intern right here at WBIR in the summer of 2017, and I spent some time at WKRN News 2 in Nashville.

After graduation, I was thrilled to join the legacy of WBIR as a reporter and to be closer to family—it’s safe to say my family is excited to have me back as well.

I am a lover of coffee, country music, and creativity. If you have a story idea, send it my way at kinman@wbir.com and follow my Twitter to keep up with what’s going on each day: @Katie_Inman.