Notable Alumni: Ann Holt Blackburn

Ms. Blackburn moved to Nashville in 1976 to take a reporter and weekend anchor job at WKRN-TV News 2. In 1980, she became the station’s primary anchor. She is a four-time Emmy Award-winner and a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award for the investigative documentary “Under the Influence.” In 2007, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Blackburn with the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is a recipient of multiple other awards, and also serves as spokesperson for WKRN-TV News 2’s “Food to Families” campaign.

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