Miranda Combs is WKYT’s investigative/special projects reporter. Combs is a familiar face for WKYT viewers. She reported for the station from 2002 to 2009. “Reporting gets in your blood and it’s a hard thing to leave. I had to come back and follow my passion,” Combs said. She returned to the station in September of 2013.
Combs is focusing on investigative pieces. “I’m excited to get a chance to dig deep on issues affecting communities across the bluegrass,” she said. “The chance to tell viewers something they didn’t know, and uncover something they should know is quite fulfilling.”
Combs graduated from Florida State University in 2001 with a major in communications and a minor in journalism. Three days after graduation, she packed up and moved west to Joplin, Missouri to report for the CBS affiliate, KOAM-TV. She did everything there, from producing to anchoring to one-man-band reporting. In 2002, she got her dream job of anchoring and reporting for WKYT. “I grew up watching the station and used to have my dad drive out of his way just to pass the station tower on Winchester Road.”
Combs stayed with WKYT for seven years before taking a break to start a family with husband, John Harvey. They now have two sons, Calvin, born in August of 2010 and McCoy, born in July of 2013. “I think being a mother translates into being a better reporter. Stories have new meaning when you are going home to a couple of little boys every night.”