Amber Philpott

Evening News Anchor
Lexington, Ky
Amber Philpott

Amber Philpott is an award winning news anchor with WKYT TV in Lexington, Ky. 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 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6 and 11pm newscasts.

Amber is a native of Central Kentucky having grown up in Cynthiana. She graduated from Morehead State University in 2003. Amber began her broadcast career shortly after graduation at WYMT-TV in Hazard, KY.

While there she served as reporter and co-anchor of Mountain News this morning. Amber came to WKYT in 2004.

Amber was named 2013 Best Newscaster in Kentucky by the Associated Press, an award she also won in 2009. She has been a part of several award winning newscasts, and has been nominated for two regional Emmy awards.

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 is the former Board Chair for the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross. For five years Amber served as chair for their annual Disaster Blaster event, raising thousands of dollars for relief efforts. She works closely with the American Diabetes Association, serving as the honorary chair for the Annual Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes in central Kentucky. In 2014 Amber was named Volunteer of the Year for the ADA for her efforts to raise awareness about diabetes in Kentucky. She has also been recognized by Baptist Health with the Celebration of Women Award for her work in the community. In 2015 Amber was given the Celebration of Life Award for raising awareness about breast cancer from Komen 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 with a good book in hand.

  • Morehead State University
  • Awards
  • 2009 and 2013 Best News Anchor in Kentucky, Associated Press