Kelsey Deakin

Assignment Editor/Producer, WYMT
Hazard, KY
Kelsey Deakin

I was born and raised right here in Perry County, I grew up watching WYMT and really feel it inspired me to pursue news as a career from a young age.

I graduated from Buckhorn High School in 2012 and made my way to Morehead State University, where my passion for Journalism really grew. I joined The Trail Blazer student newspaper and discovered how much I really loved being part of a vibrant community, telling the stories of my fellow students and those in my community.

I graduated from Morehead State with a Bachelors of Arts in Convergent Media in 2016, but my education was not done there.

It was only months later that I packed my bags and stepped on a plane that would ultimately take me more than 4,000 miles away from the mountains I've always called home to Sheffield, England.

That is where I began the journey to earn a Masters Degree in Global Journalism and start a life with my now husband, Jamie Deakin. We have been happily married since July 2nd, 2017. He was standing proudly in the crowd as I walked across the stage in 2018, new degree in hand.

After moving back to the mountains, we got two beautiful rescue dogs named Raven and Arya who can often be found making appearances on my WYMT Facebook page.

After settling into our new lives, I knew my next step, WYMT. I proudly joined this wonderful team of journalists on April 1st, 2019 as the producer for Mountain News This Morning and every day since has been a new adventure.

I am grateful that the family here at WYMT gave me this opportunity to serve all of you here in the mountains, and grow as a person while doing it.

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