New Anchor Heads Up Veteran-Centered Story Series On News Channel 9

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WTVC-TV News Channel 9 has added veteran journalist Josh Roe to its main anchor line-up.  Mr. Roe joins Kim Chapman, Latricia Thomas, Calvin Sneed and Chief Meteorologist David Glenn.  He will co-anchor Live at 5:30 p.m. with Latricia and Live at 11 p.m. with Kim.

Mr. Row will also host a new series that will shine light on the men, women and families of America’s armed forces.  Mr. Row is also an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

“The heroes who have fought for this country are all around us, and many of us don’t know their names or their stories," said Mr. Roe.  "We want to tell those stories so we never forget the sacrifices those men and women have made for all of us and for our country.  It’s important to honor their service, celebrate what they are doing well, and shine a light on the issues that they face every day."

The title of the series will be “Price of Freedom.”

Mr. Roe is a native of Tennessee and graduate of the University of Tennessee.  From his first TV news position in Knoxville (WBIR), his career has taken him across the country to Dallas (WFAA/KFWD) and Kalamazoo, MI (WWMT).  

“We're excited to welcome Josh to News Channel 9,” said WTVC General Manager Mike Costa.  “Josh is a great anchor and broadcast professional who will fit in well with the top broadcast news organization in the Tennessee Valley. I'm glad we were able to bring him home to Tennessee.”  


CSO Youth Orchestras Have Spring Concert May 4

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras concludes their 2014-2015 season on May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre featuring all three orchestras.  The Etude Orchestra will be featuring several of its young soloists in the first two selections, followed by the rollicking “Dance of the Tumblers,” a classic for string orchestra.  The Philharmonic will present ... (click for more)

Little Owl Music And Arts Festival At Audubon Acres Postponed To May 23

The Little Owl Music and Arts Festival has been postponed until  May 23 .  "Hear music and storytelling from the stage. Join us as we announce the winners of a student poster contest. View all entries in that contest at our clothesline art show. See craft exhibits and shop for unique items created by our arts and crafts vendors," organizers said. Vendors from area ... (click for more)

Erlanger's Good Financial News Continues With $11.4 Million Profit For Past 3 Months; Profit At $25.3 Million After 9 Months

Erlanger Health System's good financial news keeps coming - with the announcement on Monday of a profit of $11.4 million for the past three months. Brit Tabor said the hospital has a profit of $25.3 million for the first nine months of the fiscal year. Kevin Spiegel, hospital president, said more good news is projected for the fourth quarter. Mr. Tabor said, "Our market ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Get $100 Million New Electronic Medical Records System

Erlanger Health System will be getting a new electronic medical records system costing just short of $100 million, Erlanger CEO and President Kevin Spiegel said Monday. He said the old Legacy IT system was the hospital's #1 dissatisfaction source. The hospital board is to be asked to approve the system, which will be paid for over several years, at the May board meeting. ... (click for more)

Time-Out On Housing PILOTs

Kudos to the? ?City Council? ?and County Commission for? ?beginning thoughtful discussions about housing PILOTs. A growing number of? ?citizens from across the political spectrum hope you? ?continue your ?good work by calling a time-out on? ?housing PILOTs until you? ?adopt policies and procedures about how these tax breaks are evaluated, monitored and enforced.  I suggest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why The British Attacked

This was a pretty big week exactly 240 years ago and what happened then is really important now. The British Army, after arriving in increasing numbers seven years before, decided to launch a sneak attack on Concord, Mass., and several other towns in mid-April of 1775. Their purpose was simple: take away every gun you can find. Confiscate every weapon of any kind. It was believed ... (click for more)