TV Anchors Nicole Pence '06 & Kristen Pflum '04 Nominated for AP Awards

TV Anchors Nicole Pence '06 & Kristen Pflum '04 Nominated for AP Awards

March 29, 2011

92559March 29, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Two DePauw University alumnae who are news anchors at Lexington, Kentucky NBC affiliate WLEX-TV -- Kristen Pflum '04 and Nicole Pence '06 -- are nominated for "Best News Anchor" in the 2011 Kentucky Associated Press Awards.  The winners will be announced on May 21 during a ceremony at the Galt House in Louisville. (at left: Pflum; below right: Pence)

Pflum anchors the 4 p.m. newscast on WLEX and also serves as a general assignment reporter.  She came to the station from WISE-TV  in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She's received several awards 71386including "Best Television News Reporter" from the Kentucky AP in 2006. In May 2005, Pflum was honored with a third place award for "Best News Reporting" in the Society of Professional Journalists' "Best of Indiana" competition for her work at DePauw's student-run television operation, D3TV.

Pence co-anchors the station's two-hour morning news broadcast.  She joined the NBC affiliate in August 2008 as a reporter and was named to the anchor post in March 2010. A 2010 nominee for a regional Emmy Award, she previously worked for Indiana's News Center in Fort Wayne, where she was a reporter and fill-in news anchor. In 2004, she was one of four DePauw students to share a national Society of Professional Journalists' "Mark of Excellence" award for "Best Radio Sports Reporting."

Read more at the station's website.