” We have a privilege as journalists to share the world through another’s eyes. We give our viewers a glimpse at their neighbor’s triumphs and all too often, tragedies. Recognizing and embracing our differences as people is what makes humanity rich. It is an honor to share stories that can bring compassion and connection and I am thrilled to be able to do that in the place I call home.”
Ginna Roe joined the 5 Eyewitness News Morning Team in February 2021. Prior to that, she spent three years as a multimedia journalist and reporter in Salt Lake City, Utah. There she paved the way as the station’s first one-woman band, shooting, writing and editing her own stories. Some of her most impactful work led her to cross the U.S.-Mexico border as solo-journalist to document a Utah family’s journey for affordable insulin. The story went on to win a Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy for Specialty Assignment. Ginna also spent time reporting in Knoxville, Tennessee and began her career in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Ginna is a proud graduate of UW-Eau Claire. Go Blugolds! She credits the university’s hands-on journalism program for shaping her as a journalist. While in college, she had the opportunity to report from Moldova, a small country in Europe. She also spent several weeks reporting from the Southern United States, covering some of the most instrumental cities of the Civil Rights Movement. Her relationships there led her back to Selma, Alabama to cover 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Her experiences and conservations with prolific freedom fighters ignited her passion for civil justice reporting.
Originally from Hudson, Wi, Ginna grew up along the St. Croix River. She loves spending time outdoors, camping, hiking and going on adventures with her fiance, Sam and labradoodle, Dolly. Ginna also has two cats and is a giant animal lover. She’s getting married in June and is happy to put roots down in Minnesota. Family and friends mean everything to her and it’s been the goal of her career to make it home to the Twin Cities as reporter. Thank you for trusting her to tell your stories.