WKYT News @ 5, 530, 6 and 11PM
Amber Philpott is an award-winning news anchor with WKYT. She is living her dream as a television news journalist, she proudly brings the news to Central and Eastern Kentucky each night as co-anchor of the 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.
Amber is a native of Central Kentucky having grown up in Cynthiana. She graduated summa cum laude from Morehead State University in 2003. Her broadcast career began shortly after graduation in July at WYMT in Hazard.
While at WYMT, she served as reporter and co-anchor of the morning news. In 2004, Amber was given the opportunity to become the 11 p.m. anchor and a reporter at WKYT.
Amber has been a part of several award winning newscasts, has been nominated for a regional Emmy, and in 2009 was named best news anchor in Kentucky by the Associated Press and was nominated again in 2010.
Amber is living out her life long dream and doing so in her home state that she loves so dearly. Her parents always said she was blessed with the gift of gab and that she should use it. Amber makes dozens of public appearances a month and enjoys meeting and shaking the hands of those that turn to WKYT for their news source each day.
Amber is committed to her community and to giving back. She works with many organizations in and around the Lexington area. She works closely with the American Red Cross serving on their board as well as chairing their annual Disaster Blaster event. Amber is a five year board member of Women Leading Kentucky. She is also a founding member and advisor to the newly formed Young Professional Ambassador Program within Women Leading Kentucky. She is a member of Republican Christian Church in Cynthiana where she serves a deacon.
Amber is married to her best friend and Cynthiana native, Steve Hill. When she isn't at the station or out in the community you can find Amber in the gym working out, running or on the course playing golf.