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Jackie Hays Bickel

Jackie Hays Bickel

2011

Popular television news anchor for 31 years, in two Kentucky cities and America’s fourth largest city. Native of Paris, Tenn. Began career at WPSD-TV, Paducah, while still a student at Murray State University in 1978. Anchored at WHAS-TV, Louisville, 1980-85; KYW-TV, Philadelphia, 1985-88; and WAVE-TV, Louisville, 1988-2009. Covered countless major stories from the scene. Won Emmy Award for special on tragedy of 2009 Kentucky Derby and covered MOVE - Philadelphia Police disaster. Voted favorite news anchor by readers of Louisville magazine in “Best of Louisville” contest 16 times.