Crooke has been with TEGNA (formerly Gannett) since 2002, when she joined WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y., as vice president of news. During her time in Buffalo, WGRZ's news ratings went from last to first in newscast time periods. Crooke then joined WXIA-TV in 2008, where the station has received 21 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and more than 150 Emmy nominations during her six years leading the newsroom. Prior to this, Crooke was news director at WNDU-TV in South Bend, Ind. She's also worked as assistant news director at WHAS-TV in Louisville, Ky., and as a producer at WOKR-TV in Rochester, N.Y., and WTEN-TV in Albany, N.Y. Crooke is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo.
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