If you had met Joanna as a child you would not be surprised that she pursued a career in television. She never wasted a chance to be center stage—whether it was in summer classes with the Roanoke Children’s Theatre, or singing with The Roanoke College Children’s Choir (now the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir). Luckily, she was able to turn that love for “showmanship” into a career.
Joanna grew up right here in the Star City, graduating from Patrick Henry High School in 2006. She then traveled a few hours down Interstate 81 to the place she now calls “her second home” – Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virgina – where she earned a B.A. in Mass Communications and Sociology in 2010.
In short: she loves people, learning about people and talking to people.
She is thrilled to find herself back at WSLS 10 where she spent three years as a News Producer right out of college and returned for another two years as the producer for Daytime Blue Ridge. The work is challenging, exciting and never boring – plus, she tells us her co-workers are hands-down the best part of this gig.
Joanna is a proud military wife and mother of two beautiful children.
She’s beyond excited to live out her dream of raising a family in Roanoke and she looks forward to continuing to highlight the most amazing parts of her hometown.