Courtny Gerrish started at TODAY'S TMJ4 on March 13, 2006, but didn't step foot in Milwaukee for a week.
"I reported on Marquette students spending their spring break helping residents clean out their Katrina damaged homes."
A graduate of Indiana University, Courtny first called Evanston, Illinois home.
"Milwaukee reminds me a lot of home, and it's nice to be back by the lakefront."
Before Milwaukee, Courtny was at the NBC affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska - WOWT-TV - for nine years. She began as anchor of the morning shows and covering the medical beat, but soon moved on to anchor weekend nights and serve as a general assignment reporter. Prior to that, she was working in Idaho Falls, Idaho (KIFI-TV), where she explored nature and went camping for the first time.
"When the 'Today' show came to Yellowstone National Park, I had the chance to interview Bryant Gumbel. He was actually great, remembering all five of our names and making everyone feel comfortable."
Courtny is the Senior Investigator for the TODAY'S TMJ4 I-Team.
"When it comes to reporting, I believe I covered my most memorable story here in Milwaukee in just my first month in town. Quadrevion Henning and Purvis Virginia Parker will be two young boys I will always remember as well as their families."
Outside of work, Courtny has always stayed actively involved in her community. In Omaha, she volunteered extensively for a program called 'Reach Out & Read,' which provides free books to underprivileged children during their pediatric well-child visits. During the summers she participated in Habitat for Humanity's women's build. "I now know how to drywall!" Since moving to Milwaukee, Courtny has been involved in helping to raise money for the MACC Fund and participates in the Trek 100 as well as other MACC fundraisers.
When she's not busy with her career or volunteer work, Courtny enjoys working out.
"I've enjoyed seeing miles and miles of Wisconsin’s Lake Country by bike.”
Courtny started participating in triathlons when she moved to Wisconsin. She’s completed two Half Ironman tri’s and is hoping to someday find room in her busy work schedule to train for a full Ironman. Her first year in the state she was part of ‘Team 4,’ a women’s triathlon group that raises money for local cancer research. She also loves to read, try new recipes, and go to sporting events whenever she can.