Michael Crowe

Investigative Multi-Skilled Journalist

Michael Crowe is a Multi-Skilled Journalist and dayside reporter at WBIR in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Before moving to East Tennessee, he reported for KWWL, in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque-Iowa City.

Most nights he’s solo in the field with his laptop and camera. 

Michael is a creative storyteller not afraid of a challenge or deadline.


Michael Crowe is an Investigative Multi-Skilled Journalist and dayside reporter at WBIR 10News, the TEGNA station in Knoxville, Tennessee.

He joined the 10News team in June 2015, covering cops and courts all across East Tennessee. Since joining the 10Investigates team, where he has exposed negligent companies and inept elected officials.

Before moving to Knoxville, Michael worked a backpack journalist and nightside reporter at KWWL, serving the Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque-Iowa City market. 

Michael is an award-winning reporter with a passion for storytelling. Most nights he’s solo in the field with his laptop and camera. Sometimes, he even runs his own satellite truck. He’s also comfortable with Teradek, LiveU and Dejero units.

In 2013, he was honored by the Iowa Broadcast News Association with the first place award in their ‘General Reporting, Large Market’ division for his coverage of the pediatric marijuana debate in Iowa.

In May of 2014, he was sent cross country to Utica, NY to follow an Eastern Iowa family on the Ride for Missing and Exploited Children. There, he and Ron Steele filed live reports for a week.

Michael also helped lead the KWWL newsroom in transitioning to a completely new Avid system. This included training users, trouble-shooting issues, designing editing best-practice documents, and even presenting those practices to the Quincy News Directors.

Prior to KWWL, Michael studied English and journalism at Luther College. He was the editor of the student-run paper, Chips. He also wrote for USA Today and worked as a video stringer for KWWL.