News Director

References

Limited contact information is provided for some references due to privacy and security concerns.  Please contact me if you need more information to reach anyone on this list.

Brittany Bailey
Anchor – KREM-TV, Spokane
bbailey@krem.com
(478) 955-4312

Russell Biven
Anchor – WBIR-TV, Knoxville
rbiven@wbir.com
(865) 637-1010

Hon. Tim Burchett
Mayor – Knox County, TN
county.mayor.knoxcounty.org
(865) 215-2005

Randy Burleson
Owner – Aubrey’s Restaurants
arburleson@mindspring.com
(865) 414-3674

Mike Cohen
Owner – Cohen Communications Group
mike@cohencommunicationsgroup.com
(865) 659-4750

Dr. Chandra Clark
Broadcast News Professor – University of Alabama
chandra.clark@ua.edu
(205) 348-6350

Mike Edwards
President and CEO – Knoxville Chamber
medwards@knoxvillechamber.com
(865) 246-2644

Michelle Flandreau
Former Producer – WBIR-TV Knoxville, and KING-TV, Seattle
michelle.flandreau@gmail.com
(469) 789-4860

LaSaundra Brown Gibson
Former Reporter – WBIR-TV, Knoxville
lrenah80@yahoo.com
(865) 773-5959

Joan Gilbertson
Producer – WCCO-TV, Minneapolis
jegilbertson@wcco.cbs.com
(612) 339-4444

Katie Allison Granju
Social Media Strategist
katieallison5309@gmail.com

Terri Gruca
Anchor – KVUE-TV, Austin
tgruca@kvue.com
(512) 459-9442

Abby Ham
Anchor – WBIR-TV, Knoxville
aham@wbir.com
(865) 637-1010

Craig Jahelka
General Manager – WBOC-TV, Salisbury, MD
cjahelka@wboc.com
(443) 880-9090

Garry Kelly
General Manager – WSLS-TV, Roanoke
gkelly@wsls.com
(540) 512-1535

Pat Kessler
Political Reporter – WCCO-TV, Minneapolis
pjkessler@wcco.cbs.com
(612) 339-4444

John Lansing
CEO – Broadcasting Board of Governors
John.f.lansing@gmail.com
(865) 322-5750

Chris Low
Writer – ESPN.com
clow1016@aol.com

Tom McAdams
Attorney
tmcadams@bsmlaw.com
(865) 546-8030

Don Shelby
Radio Host, Former Anchor – WCCO-TV, Minneapolis
donshelby@comcast.net

Linda Spalla
Former General Manager – WHNT-TV, Huntsville, AL
linda@lindaspalla.com

Kym Thurman
Anchor – WPMI-TV, Mobile, AL
kthurman@local15tv.com
(251) 602-1500

Bill Williams
Anchor Emeritus – WBIR-TV, Knoxville
wandwill@comcast.net

Liza Zenni
Executive Director – Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville
execdirector@knoxalliance.com
(865) 523-7543