Savanna Tomei is a multimedia journalist based in Madison, who has been with Spectrum News 1 since January 2020. She came from WQOW, the ABC affiliate in Eau Claire, after helping take "Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend" statewide in 2015 as anchor and producer from WKOW, the ABC affiliate in Madison.

A native of Chicagoland, Savanna’s long history with Wisconsin began in childhood, when for years she went to Camp Anokijig in Plymouth, which forged lifelong friendships. She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where she worked for the local PBS station on its Emmy award-winning newscast.  

Savanna is a believer that storytelling connects us and that journalism is a public service. It is something she does because she believes people have a right to know what’s going on in their community. At the same time, she loves having the opportunity to talk to people about their lives and what they’re passionate about.

The most meaningful story Savanna has covered was the Closs family murders and kidnapping when she was working in Eau Claire. “It was my community,” she says. “When national news crews had gone home and weren’t covering the story anymore, I was still there, staying in touch with her family and listening to all of the people who were so hopeful she would be found. When Jayme escaped, I cried on air.”

Savanna lives in Madison with her husband Brian, their son Rain, and their three cats. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, reading, or trying to help solve a crime as part of the citizen detective community, which uses its resources and skills to dig up details about cases. Her lifelong dream is to help solve a cold case.

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