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Jennifer Baileys joined the WLKY News Team as an anchor and investigative reporter in October of 2014.
She is a two-time Emmy winner with more than 10 years of journalism experience. She grew up on a farm in Elizabeth, West Virginia, where she enjoyed being involved in groups such as 4-H and pageants.
She graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology. While at Marshall, the Hearst Foundation recognized Jennifer as one of the top college journalists in the country
Ann Bowdan has been with the station since August 1997, as a reporter, an anchor and medical specialist. Currently, Ann's main direction is reporting on the unsolved crimes in Louisville and surrounding areas and listening to the voices of those whose lives have been changed by crime.
Ann grew up in Lexington, Ky., but enjoys Louisville's diversity and big-city feel. She says the best part of her job is being able to meet people throughout the community and to inform viewers about what's going on in their community that could change their lives.
She lists interviews with Woody Harrelson and Evander Holyfield as two of the most memorable of her career. But the most touching have been from the survivors of violence and their resilience. Another memorable moment includes having the opportunity to speak in front of 45,000 people at the Billy Graham Crusade when it came to Louisville
Carolyn Callahan joined the WLKY News team in June 2015.
Carolyn brings nearly a decade of TV news experience with her to Louisville.
Before coming to WLKY, Carolyn was an anchor and reporter at the #1 station in Columbia, South Carolina. Carolyn covered several national stories while in Columbia, including the shooting death of Walter Scott; a man shot and killed by a police officer.
Carolyn also had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to cover the Medal of Honor Ceremony for Kyle Carpenter, a South Carolina marine.
Carolyn started her career in Bangor, Maine where she was an anchor and reporter. She also produced and anchored hour-long specials on topics including same-sex marriage and drug abuse.
Prior to Louisville, Gianna worked as a reporter in Houston, TX at the NBC affiliate KPRC.
She is a Florida native and grew up in Boca Raton and graduated from the University of Florida.
While in college, she interned at WTVJ-TV in Miami and WCJB-TV in Gainesville.After graduation, she spent nearly two years working as a reporter at WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia, before deciding to head to Texas.
Whenever there is a spare moment, Gianna loves exploring the city with her husband and spending time with family
“Ohio is home, but Kentucky won my heart,” says the newlywed who is eager to join her husband in his hometown, Louisville. The two met in Lexington, where Julie previously worked as a morning anchor at WLEX from 2012-2014. Prior to that, Julie worked in the Evansville market for five years, often reporting in Western Kentucky.
In 2012 Julie was named a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Steve Beshear for outstanding community service. In 2014, Julie’s peers nominated her for an Associated Press Broadcasting award; she was named the second best TV news anchor in Kentucky. “It was an honor to be recognized for my professional work, but it’s the community service work I find most rewarding.” In 2011, Julie was named Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville after starting a summer broadcasting program for a select group of students. Throughout her career Julie has been invited to sit on charitable boards and committees including The Ronald McDonald House, CASA, the Salvation Army, the Girl Scouts of SW Indiana and most recently People Working Cooperatively, based in Cincinnati. Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Media Studies from the College of Charleston in South Carolina
Erica remembers clearly the first story she was ever told as a little girl. It was a silly story really, told by her big sister in their small basement in Ohio, but it stuck with her for years. It was that moment she fell in love with the power of a compelling story.
Erica is thrilled to be able to now share the stories of those living in and around Louisville, Kentucky.
She joined the WLKY morning and noon team in September, 2016, after spending a decade in San Diego. In Southern California Erica co-anchored the morning and 1 p.m. shows for Fox 5 San Diego. A highlight for her was flying with the Navy’s Blue Angels pulling 7.5 G’s, going supersonic and NOT throwing up! That experience left an indelible mark especially since her husband is a pilot. She received 4 Regional Emmy Awards while reporting and anchoring in San Diego.
Eric is no stranger to Louisville. He was born in Bardstown, graduated from the University of Louisville and has been a long time member of the WLKY family, working as a reporter here from 2009 to 2013.
With more than a decade of experience on the air, he's covered major news events in several parts of the country, including wildfires in Montana and the rebuilding of the Mississippi Gulf coast after Hurricane Katrina.
In 2013, Eric gained national attention on CBS' "48 Hours" after becoming the only reporter to land an exclusive interview with Army Sgt. Brent Burke, who was charged in a double murder case.