About Renee Shaw

In 1997, Renee began her career at KET as a public policy reporter and associate producer. In 2005, she launched the first statewide minority affairs program, Connections with Renee Shaw, on KET. As one of KET’s public affairs program producers, Renee is producer/managing editor and host of KET’s legislative coverage, co-hosts election night coverage, hosts KET’s health series, and produces numerous other issue-centered programs at KET. For more than a decade, she produced Comment on Kentucky, KET’s longest running public affairs program.

A former adjunct professor of media writing at Georgetown College, Renee has trained journalists in Southeast Asia on reporting principles and standards, and produced multi-platform, issue, and public policy reports for a national news service. She travels across the state moderating public issues forums and speaking about diversity, media, political, and state legislative matters.

Renee is a native of Portland, Tenn. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with degrees in broadcast journalism and political science in 1994 and a master’s degree in corporate communications in 1996. She worked for several years as an award-winning reporter and associate producer with Western’s Public Broadcasting Service: WKYU-TV and WKYU-FM.

Connections with Renee Shaw airs Fridays at 5pm ET on KET 2, Sundays at 1:30pm on KET, and online at www.ket.org/connections.

Follow Renee on Twitter: @ReneeKET.


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