Hillary Thornton

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hillary.thornton@wkyt.com

I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. Yes, I definitely bleed blue -- GO CATS! I love the Commonwealth and it is my privilege to share the stories of this great place!

I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. Yes, I definitely bleed blue -- GO CATS! I love the Commonwealth and it is my privilege to share the stories of this great place!

I graduated from Lexington Christian Academy where I played on the 2007 state championship basketball team, as well as the school’s volleyball team. After high school, I continued my education at Georgetown College. I also played volleyball for the college. I earned a degree in Communication & Media Studies with a minor in Political Science. My sophomore year of college was when I began developing a serious interest in Broadcast Journalism. I worked at our campus radio station, WVRG, and I did internships at stations in Lexington and Nashville. By the close of these experiences, I was hooked. I knew this industry was for me.

Following my graduation in May of 2012, I received the chance of a lifetime. I was able to work as an associate producer for NBC’s 2012 Summer Olympic coverage in New York City. Being a part of one of the biggest broadcast productions in history was truly an invaluable experience. Through my work with the NBC team, I earned a National Emmy for “Outstanding Live Event Turnaround”.

I married my high school sweetheart who is an attorney here in Lexington. In 2018 we welcomed our first child and our dog Macy is settling into her new role as ‘Big Sister.'

I look forward to working every day for you!


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