1:22 PM CDT, March 22, 2011
Ashley believes news is all about real people and that's why she takes great pride in telling stories about people in her hometown.
Ashley was born and raised in Springfield. She was bit by the journalism bug while taking media classes at Hillcrest High School. She's a proud HTV alumna. Ashley first worked at KY3 as an intern. It was then that she realized she wanted to go into journalism as a career.
Ashley is a big Tigers fan. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. While in Columbia, she worked at KOMU, the university-owned NBC affiliate, as a reporter, anchor and newscast producer. At KOMU, Ashley put together an award-winning series on autism that received national recognition.
After graduation, Ashley worked at WYMT, the CBS affiliate in Hazard, Ky. Ashley worked as a bureau reporter in Middlesboro and served three television stations in the Lexington and Knoxville areas. Ashley did several stories highlighting the poverty stricken area along with drug abuse in Appalachia. Ashley won an award from The Associated Press while working in Kentucky.
Ashley is engaged to be married in June. All her immediate family lives here in the Ozarks. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and likes to run. She has a border collie named Apollo and a cat named Holstein.
Ashley is a multimedia journalist at KY3 News. She shoots, writes, and edits her stories. Ashley says she is truly blessed to be back home working in the Ozarks. She's made a full circle, coming back to the place where the dream of being a journalist started. She says KY3 really is the place to be.
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