Ferrell Wellman, host of KETís longest-running public affairs program Comment on Kentucky, was among four individuals honored last week by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association (KBA) at its annual conference held in Bowling Green. In addition to being inducted into the KBA Hall of Fame, Wellman received the Kentucky MIC award, the organizationís most prestigious honor.
ďOn behalf of everyone at KET, I congratulate Ferrell on this extraordinary honor,Ē said KET Executive Director Shae Hopkins. ďFor the past five years, Ferrell has continued Comment on Kentuckyís insightful and independent analysis of current news and events. He is respected and trusted by audiences, and his work is an asset to our public affairs coverage.Ē
Serving as host of Comment on Kentucky. since February 2008, Wellman is a veteran broadcast journalist. He was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2006, and for 16 years, he served as an assistant professor in the department of communication at Eastern Kentucky University, teaching courses in broadcast news, video field production, sports and the First Amendment. Prior to that, from 1973-1991, Wellman was the Frankfort political reporter for WAVE-TV in Louisville. While there, he covered a wide range of issues and produced at least one major story from all 120 Kentucky counties.
A native of Pikeville, Wellman earned a bachelorís degree in broadcasting from EKU and a masterís degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of South Carolina.
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