Becky Grimes
Becky Grimes

I became interested in broadcasting while still in school at Kettering's Fairmont East High School.  

I got my start in radio while I was still a senior at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. After graduation, I was lucky to get a job back home in Dayton. I became the very first female newscaster for WHIO Radio.  

In 1984, I made the transition to television as a crime beat reporter for WHIO-TV. I also anchored the Saturday morning show for 7 years before moving to San Diego, California for a reporting job at KFMB-TV. I came back home in 1999, and became the Special Projects Manager at WHIO-TV, overseeing many of the investigations that you see on our station. 

Q & A  

  • Where were you born?  
    • Springfield, Ohio 
  • Where did you grow up?  
    • Springfield and Kettering. 
  • What was your favorite TV show then?  
    • I really liked The Avengers and Perry Mason when I was a kid 
  • What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?  
    • A movie star 
  •  How might someone have described you in high school?  
    • Outgoing, energetic, ambitious 
  • What was your first job?  
    • Washing pizza pans 
  • What was your first job in television?  
    • I started in radio and moved into television here at WHIO 
  • What do you like about your job?  
    • Every day is different 
  • What do you not like about your job?  
    • Deadlines 
  • What would be a perfect day for you?  
    • A day at the beach 
  • What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?  
    • Get an internship to make sure this is your goal – then work on a great audition tape. 
  • If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?  

Some of the most memorable stories include: the search of Jeffrey Dahmer’s house and the serial killer was arrested, a tragic airplane crash near Cincinnati, a jailhouse interview with Larry Flynt, The search for a missing child that ended with the arrest of her mother for her murder.