WYMT finalists for 19 KBA Impact Broadcast Awards

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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – The Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) has announced that WYMT and its staff are finalists for 19 of the new Impact Broadcast Awards.

WYMT competes with television stations in the state and neighboring states, with the exception of Lexington and Louisville.

“Congratulations! I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of our team every day to serve Eastern Kentucky. It is their reward for a job well done,” said Neil Middleton, Vice President and Director general of WYMT.

Here are the finalists:

  • Report: “The Voice of the Bulldogs”, Connor Dunwoodie
  • Public Affairs: “Music Brings Healing,” Emily Bennett and “Sewage Leaks,” Will Puckett
  • Sports report: “Let Them Play”, Camille Gear and “Jace Bowling”, Willie Hope
  • Sports preparation show: “Sports Overtime”, Camille Gear and Willie Hope
  • Sports special: “Racing to March” and “606 Awards Show”, Camille Gear and Willie Hope
  • News Promotion: “Our light in the dark” and “The voice of the bulldogs”, Chad Hurt
  • Latest News: “Pike County Train Derailment”, Will Puckett and Buddy Forbes and “Eastern Kentucky Flooding”, WYMT
  • Continuous cover: “Easter Windstorm”, Will Puckett
  • Investigating Reports: “Beyond Blackjewel”, Connor Dunwoodie
  • TV reporter: Will Puckett
  • Sports moderator: Camille Gear
  • News anchor: Steve Hensley
  • Newscast of the day: WYMT
  • Evening Bulletin: WYMT

Journalist Phil Pendleton, who typically works in Southern Kentucky for WKYT and WYMT, is also a finalist for Multimedia Reporter in the Division 1 category.

This year’s awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8.

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