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Katie Inman

Katie Inman is a live field anchor at 4 p.m. and an evening anchor.
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I am a live field anchor during our 4 p.m. show, and an evening anchor for our FOX43 newscasts. I joined the WBIR team in June 2018 as a multimedia journalist, and love getting to report at the station I grew up watching!

Highlighting the happy spots of this community is something extremely important to me, because it's home. I know the power of positivity, and I strive to look on the bright side every day. 

Every day, during our fun-filled show at 4 p.m., I like to say I go on "field trips." I am out in the community, live anchoring, highlighting events, important pieces of cities and towns and helping boost efforts to give back across East Tennessee.

Every tenth of the month, I bring you stories about breast cancer focused on hope and awareness through WBIR's long-standing Buddy Check 10 franchise. The monthly reminders hold a special place in my heart, and I am honored to continue the legacy Robin Wilhoit started in the 90s to encourage breast self exams.

One day out of the month, I also highlight a different "Hometown Hidden Gem." I started this series to show others hidden spots in communities they might not know about, and to give an eye into what makes our area so special.

I was born and raised in Jefferson County, the beautiful town of Dandridge, to be more specific. I am a proud East Tennessean, and I never take that for granted.

I attended Jefferson County High School, where I was involved with the dance team, speech and debate and the theater program. I was even the Fairest of the Fair in 2013!

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. Go Blue Raiders!

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 in college, and I knew reporting was the route for me. I found great joy in helping others improve their work and find excitement for journalism.

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. Follow my Facebook and X, formerly known as Twitter, to keep up with what’s going on each day: @Katie_Inman.

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