WKYT News @ 4:30, 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 anchor of the 4 and co-anchor of the 4:30, 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 2013 was named best news anchor in Kentucky by the Associated Press and honor she also received in 2009.
Amber is living out her lifelong 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 including Komen Kentucky, the American Diabetes Association and Girls on the Run. She is a 10-year board member of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross and has helped them raised thousands of dollars serving as Chair for their annual Disaster Blaster event for five years. Amber also is committed to giving back to women and does so through her role on the board for Chrysalis House which helps women in recovery from drugs and alcohol. 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.