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Julie Koenig-Loignon, Churchill Downs

Julie Koenig-Loignon is a familiar face in Louisville for her years as an anchor on WHAS-TV.

During her television tenure, Julie, a Hoosier native, found herself drawn to the Kentucky’s signature industry. In 1999 she joined Churchill Downs corporate communications department. At the time of this "Louisville Life" interview, Koenig-Loignon was serving as vice president, Brand Development & Marketing, charged with expanding the Downs presence in the field of entertainment.

Julie talks to "Louisville Life" not only about Kentucky Derby 136 but a first-time event, HullabaLou. The multi-day musical festival, which took place at the track in the summer of 2010, brought in well-known acts including Bon Jovi; Dave Matthews Band and Kenny Chesney.

Program 424
"Louisville Life" celebrates the Kentucky Derby! Join in the fun as we visit a popular hangout near Churchill Downs, check out designer hats, salute the twin spires and more. (#424)