14th Business Summit Speakers

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Renee Shaw

KET Public Affairs, Managing Producer & Host


In 1997, Shaw 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, Shaw 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, Shaw 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. Shaw 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.