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Rachel Platt

Rachel Platt

2020

In 29 years at WHAS-TV, she was one of the most respected and beloved figures in Louisville television. She was the go-to leader of the newsroom, standing for fairness, accuracy, grit and compassion. As an anchor she continued to report, following the struggles of a family as they fought a landmark case for the right to remove a relative from life support, winning several awards for reporting from Vietnam with members of a National Guard unit that lost five men there, and covering the Kentucky National Guard’s airlift relief operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina while putting herself at risk by bringing letters from refugees in Louisville to relatives in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she covered Eastern Kentucky for WOWK-TV in Huntington, W.Va. She is director of community engagement for the Frazier History Museum.