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Jennifer Palumbo

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Jennifer Nime Palumbo is the anchor of WKYT News at 4 p.m. She also produces a weekly segment “Countdown to Game Time” with Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones that airs on Fridays. Jennifer grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where her passion for journalism began in high school as the editor of the school newspaper. She studied broadcast journalism at Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After college she headed to London, England to work for ABC News as an assignment desk assistant.

Jennifer returned to the U.S. a year later and landed her first on-air job at WYMT, the CBS affiliate in Hazard, Kentucky. There she was an anchor of the morning news, as well as a reporter, videographer and producer. Jennifer came to Lexington the following year to work for WKYT. She started as a news producer and reporter and moved on to weekend anchor then co-anchor of the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. During that time she also spent six years on the Fox 56 Ten O'Clock News with Marvin Bartlett which is produced by WKYT.

In 2005 Jennifer took a break from TV news to spend more time with her growing family. She is married to Lexington native Joe Palumbo, a University of Kentucky graduate and owner of Palumbo Lumber and Development Company in Lexington. They have two children. In 2007 she returned to FOX 56. In 2013 she rejoined the WKYT family as an anchor and reporter, and she also is the co-anchor the FOX 56 Ten O'Clock News.

In addition to being a mom, wife and journalist, Jennifer is also a big sports fan. She loves cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals. She enjoys giving back to the community including Jarrett's Joy Cart, the Ronald McDonald House, the Lexington Dream Factory and Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.

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