Robin Wilhoit: Journalism Ethics and the Changing Industry

Robin Wilhoit, anchor of Knoxville's NBC affiliate WBIR, shares her insights on journalism, ethics, the changing face of the industry and what it's like being a woman in this ever-changing field.

Robin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She has been a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years, and has been anchoring the weekday newscasts at WBIR since the 90's.

She is passionate about being a community advocate, serves on several local nonprofit boards and frequently lends her time to serve the people of East Tennessee. In 1998, she helped to launch Buddy Check 10, a program to promote breast cancer awareness.

Beyond being an award-winning journalist, leader and community advocate, she is also a mother of two. She shares the challenges of managing it all.

In this episode of MsInterPReted, Robin shares her experiences on:

  • Ethics in the newsroom
  • Trust in the media and how to differentiate truth from fiction in news-gathering
  • Maintaining humanity in journalism
  • Sharing your gifts and talents
  • The importance of mentorship
  • Being a woman in a male-run industry at the beginning of her career
  • Maintaining mental health in an emotionally difficult profession