Karen Roby

Anchor / Reporter

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WLKY-TV Hearst Media
Louisville, KY
News Anchor  (May 2009-June 2016)
● Served as primary anchor for consistently number one rated weekday morning/noon broadcasts per Neilsen ratings
● Principal fill in anchor for evening broadcasts
● Emcee/Host galas and large formal events with audiences often exceeding 500 for various organizations including Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Hosparus, Norton Healthcare, USA Cares, Cedar Lake Lodge, Twisted Pink,  American Heart Association and Wounded Warrior
● Awarded an Emmy for Excellence in a News Series
● Received the KY Associated Press (AP) Award for Best News Anchor
● Produced all aspects of 30 minute special titled “Honor Flight”, nominated for an Emmy in 2016
● Routinely covered breaking news from the studio and field with multiple live shots per hour
● Maintained critical relationships within government, police, schools and private businesses
● Generated daily story leads through cold calling
● Consistently rewarded lead story slot for uncovering fresh and impactful news
● Managed all aspects of several large broadcast projects
● Chosen to report live for 3 NCAA Final Four Tournaments, including 2 National Championships from Houston, Dallas and Indianapolis
● Anchored 7 straight days of on location, live, hourly coverage from the PGA Championship 2014
Langan Insurance Corporation
Louisville, KY (Acquired by BB&T)
Outside Sales Representative (May 2002-May 2004)
● Managed a book of business that included small and mid sized employers
● Successfully brought in new business by cold calling and networking
● Worked with other brokers in-house to cross sell products
● Consistently met or exceeded sales goals for new business and retention of existing clients
Hazard, KY/Knoxville, TN
Anchor/Reporter (October 1999-May 2002)
● Served as an anchor and general assignment reporter for Gray Communications 
● One man band reporting duties included the shooting, editing and writing of all packages
● Started as a field reporter, quickly promoted to various anchor positions at both stations
● General Assignment Reporting role included lengthy high profile court trials, multiple live shots per hour and several 3-part investigative series
● Produced and anchored weekend 6 & 11 pm newscast
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (May 1998)
Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communications

Karen Roby

Represented by:

David Brunner
(484) 695-5187


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