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Feature: Ann Bowdan

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Ann Bowdan has been with the station since August 1997, as a reporter, an anchor and medical specialist. Currently, Ann’s main direction is reporting on the unsolved crimes in Louisville and surrounding areas and listening to the voices of those whose lives have been changed by crime.

Ann grew up in Lexington, Ky., but enjoys Louisville’s diversity and big-city feel. She says the best part of her job is being able to meet people throughout the community and to inform viewers about what’s going on in their community that could change their lives.

She lists interviews with Woody Harrelson and Evander Holyfield as two of the most memorable of her career. But the most touching have been from the survivors of violence and their resilience. Another memorable moment includes having the opportunity to speak in front of 45,000 people at the Billy Graham Crusade when it came to Louisville.

Living in Kentucky provides the perfect outlet for Ann’s main hobby. For more than 20 years, she showed and trained Arabian horses, placing first in regional and state competitions. She even won first place in a special Media Class, at the Shelbyville Horse Show. Ann also stays active with her love of cycling and running. She enjoys the Triple Crown of Racing and the miniMarathon and has completed several cycling treks, including the Horsey Hundred in Lexington and the EP Tom Sawyer Mini-Triathlon.

Ann says her greatest pride is her son, Devin, an active teenager who plays on the drumline in his high school’s marching band, and is the schools junior basketball coach for both the JV and Varsity teams. She also says you can’t forget the family dogs, a  puggle named Oxford and a Husky-Rottweiler mix named Buddy.

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