Ginna Roe’s entire journalism career has been such an inspiration and a joy to watch. So, when she joined St. Paul, Minnesota’s KSTP-TV in 2021, Twin Cities residents welcomed her with open arms. They have witnessed her achieve every milestone, including becoming a new mom. However, the journalist has now made an important decision. Ginna Roe is leaving KSTP 5 Eyewitness News. Read on to find out what Ginna Roe had to say about her decision.
Ginna Roe’s Education and Career
Ginna Roe knew at a young age that she wanted to be a reporter and chased that dream with everything she had. She graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in 2014.
Before that, Roe gained work experience as an intern with WEAU 13 News, WQOW News 18, and Cox Media Group. She also worked as a UW-Eau Claire campus reporter for TV10. Afterward, she was promoted to anchor and producer of the campus news outlet Blugold News Now.
In 2014, Roe began her professional career with WXOW News 19 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After that, her dream job has taken her to various parts of the country, from Knoxville and Salt Lake City to Minneapolis.
Ginna Roe relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota, to join the KSTP 5 Eyewitness News team in 2021 and created a bond with Twin Cities residents through her stories. Her viewers appreciated that she covered issues like the shortage of nurses caring for people in their homes, the difficulties veterans face in coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the disruption that fireworks may cause.
Ginna Roe to Leave KSTP 5 Eyewitness News
Unfortunately, the inspiring journalist and reporter recently announced her departure from the station. Not only is Ginna Roe leaving KSTP 5 Eyewitness News, but she is also quitting the TV news industry for a while.
Roe has decided to leave journalism to focus more on her family. She has an eight-month-old son named Hudson Gregory, and the demanding hours of the newsroom are not conducive to her raising a young family.
According to her social media statement, she is prioritizing her mental health right now and taking some time for herself for a while. Roe’s last day at KSTP is March 16, 2023.
Furthermore, Ginna Roe will join the newsroom team at UnitedHealthcare, an insurance company in St. Paul. Fortunately, she’s not leaving the city, and residents may run into her from time to time.
Reportedly, Roe’s new role at the healthcare insurer will allow her to spend more time on herself and her family.