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.


Investigative Multi-Skilled Journalist & Reporter
M 563.505.9677


WBIR-TV                                                                                                         Knoxville, TN
Investigative Multi-Skilled Journalist                                                                 May 2016 – Present
Produce compelling investigative stories for all platforms using data, CAR and public records
Develop trusted sources and track down personal stories to illustrate complex issues
Shoot, write and edit packages using the latest techniques and graphics
General assignment reporter as needed
Participate in TEGNA Verify content transformation pilot
Train/mentor new MSJs
Multimedia Journalist                                                                                         June 2015–May 2016
• Lead dayside reporter covering the cops & courts beat, as well as general assignment
Shoot, write and edit daily enterprise and spot news packages using innovative tools and creative graphics
Bring stories to viewers online and on social media, including Facebook Live

KWWL-TV                                                                                                              Waterloo, IA
Multimedia Journalist                                                                                        May 2013–June 2015
Lead nightside reporter with strong storytelling skills and reliable sources
Responsible for daily enterprise packages and covering live, breaking news
Work solo in the field to shoot, research, write and edit accurate, compelling packages
Push the latest details to website and social media
Fill-in anchor
Video Stringer                                                                                                          Decorah, IA
Shoot & edit VOSOTs of breaking stories for FTP back to KWWL                        Feb 2012–May 2013

Bachelor of Arts, Luther College     Decorah, Iowa
English & Journalism

Successful record working solo to cover breaking news and unique, investigative enterprise stories
Creative storyteller who thrives on deadlines
Strong on-camera presentation skills and experience operating current live technology
Experience maintaining contacts in the community and interacting with viewers on social media
FAA-licensed commercial drone pilot
Software: Proficient in Edius, ENPS and Axis graphics, as well as Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects and Final Cut Pro.