Erin Donovan, who joined Moxley Carmichael in 2018, brings expertise in video, photography and multimedia, and a passion for promotion and client service.
Her dynamic vision, unparalleled experience and skills in broadcast, photography and social media combine to create compelling stories for clients.
Erin, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, has eight years of local television experience from 2005-2013 at WBIR-TV Channel 10. Prior to joining Moxley Carmichael, Erin served for five years as director of communications and social strategies for Visit Knoxville, the marketing organization for the City of Knoxville and Knox County.
While at WBIR, Erin won an ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation (AAF Knoxville) for a public service announcement promoting the city’s recycling program. She created WBIR’s “Darin’ Erin” segment in which viewers picked adventures for her from driving a fire truck to being pursued by a police dog to parachuting indoors.
As a videographer for WFXT in Boston, Massachusetts, Erin earned an Emmy Award for coverage of Whitey Bulger, a suspected mobster on the run who was found, brought to trial and convicted. She earned television awards from the Associated Press and Maine Association of Broadcasters and recognition from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) for her videography. She has a total of 23 years of experience in television.
Erin earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a minor in theater from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire, where she also played volleyball and competed on the ski team.
She serves on the boards and marketing committees for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club. Erin is on the board of Dogwood Arts and has a seat on the City of Knoxville’s Public Arts Committee. She also is a graduate of Leadership Knoxville’s Class of 2018.
Erin is a frequent speaker and emcee at events throughout East Tennessee, including “Howl-O-Ween” in support of UT Gardens and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She served for years as “Biscuit Queen” for the International Biscuit Festival. She also is a committee member and emcee for the Friends of Literacy’s Bachelor Auction. Erin has served as a mentor for 10 years at Big Brother Big Sisters.
Originally from the New England area, Erin resides in Knoxville with her rescue animals, Daisy, an energetic Australian shepherd mix; Sanford, a senior cat; and two guinea pigs named Tommy Hilpigger and Calvin Swine. An avid mountain biker, she also enjoys travel and culinary adventures.