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Becky Grimes

News Center 7 Special Projects Manager

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.



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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?


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.

Latest from Becky Grimes

Michigan cold case linked to Dayton area

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Ohio employers are among the first nationwide with access to new wellness wearable technology. Today Qualcomm and United Healthcare announced a new program where employees can earn up to $1,460 dollars a year by meeting certain goals like the number of daily steps they take. Employers get premium savings from ...

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The Zika Virus prompted an international travel warning for expectant mothers or women planning to become pregnant. The disease is transmitted mostly by mosquitoes. It is being linked to birth defects in the babies of infected women in Brazil. .  Emily Daffin, who is 23 weeks pregnant, was planning a ...

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Springfield teens search for dad's killer

SPRINGFIELD - Two teenagers are determined to find out who killed their father 13 years ago. They recently reached out to News Center 7 in a letter asking us to look into this Clark County cold case.  The body of Chad Mullenix, 23, was found by a neighbor in his ...

Destiny Mills homicide still unsolved

When you are only twenty-years-old and striking out on your own for the first time, you probably don't think that something bad is going to happen. Maybe that is why Destiny Mills did not tell her mother about her new life. "She'd always say, 'Mom I'm okay. Don't worry about ...

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Cold Case detective joins search for woman who vanished while pregnant

It's been almost five years since 19-year-old Nikki Forrest vanished without a trace in Miami County. At the time, Forrest was halfway through a high-risk pregnancy that required her to take injections twice daily. Tammy Weddington of Piqua said her stepdaughter was very excited about having a baby and they ...

Decades old murder case reopened

Captain Michael Hill was just a rookie patrol officer on the Springfield Police Department 30 years ago, when he got the call to take a report on a missing 18-year old woman. "There's a lot of cases that you think about over the years. Some of them just more than ...

Generic drug prices can save big money

The cost of getting well is making many people sick. Many lower-income consumers and seniors are not always getting their prescriptions filled because of high prices, according to the U-S Department of Health and Human Services. "That forces people, particularly seniors on fixed incomes into really tough choices. Do I ...

Your co-worker could be cheating the drug test

You could be working next to someone who is high on drugs and the boss doesn't know because they passed a urine test. They are using products like the "urinator" and the "Wizinator."  Another, the "Gotcha Belt" is marketed as a great party gift.  They all contain pre-mixed, synthetic urine. Chris, ...

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Super Bowl party risks you need to know

A Superbowl party is a great way to cheer on your team if you can't make it to the big game. However, you need to know and manage the risks of hosting a party. In many states, party hosts can be held liable in cases where a guest or third ...


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