Jimmy Stratman

Sports Anchor/Reporter

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From the minute my parents put a radio alarm clock in my room so that I could listen to Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall call Cincinnati Reds’ baseball games, I knew what I wanted to do with my life.

For me, the dream was always to work as a sports broadcaster, but throughout the years the details of that dream changed.

From the minute my parents put a radio alarm clock in my room so that I could listen to Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall call Cincinnati Reds’ baseball games, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. At that moment I was convinced that I would be the play-by-play voice of the Cincinnati Reds.

That desire and passion took me to Bowling Green, Kentucky where I spent my college career studying broadcasting as a Hilltopper. While at Western Kentucky University I began working as a play-by-play broadcaster for teams in the 14th district and hosting a WKU centered radio show on the local ESPN Radio affiliate. At that point the details began to change and I got more involved reporting for the student run sports television program. I took the opportunity to do something I never thought I would want to do and I loved it.

I’ve been all over the bluegrass state and I’ve experienced the dedication of sports fans in every section of the commonwealth. I started in Northern Kentucky (where I am from), moved to Western Kentucky, and now I’m in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky ready to continue this journey.

Off the clock, you’ll still see me absorbed in the sports world. I’m a huge baseball fan, but I can get into just about every sport out there. I love watching my Cincinnati Bengals although they can break my heart. Arsenal and FC Cincinnati rule my soccer world. The Reds, the Preds, and just about any major in the world of golf will be on my television when I’m on the couch. I’m a die-hard Hilltopper and a die-hard Auburn Tiger too. Go Tops and War Eagle!

This is an exciting time in my life and I can’t wait to share it with the people of Eastern Kentucky.