EKU Alumni Recognized for Reporting and Writing Excellence

Published on November 10, 2022

By Sarah Bashford

Eastern Kentucky University Alumna and Lexington Herald-Leader Reporter, Taylor Six, ’18, was named reporter of the year by CNHI, LLC, in March 2022 for reporting and writing excellence. CNHI, an American publisher of newspapers and advertisement-related publications, hosts a competition to recognize the best reporters, photographers and other staff members each year. 

After graduating from EKU with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Six reported for a local newspaper in Madison County. She recently joined the Lexington Herald-Leader, where she covers criminal justice and breaking news. 

“Growing up in Lexington, it was always a dream to work at the Herald-Leader. I would drive past the Midland Avenue building and think about all the work going on inside,” Six said. “Names of great journalists I grew up reading in the Herald-Leader are now folks I work directly alongside, which is rewarding in itself.”