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.”  

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