UTM commencement is Saturday
Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 12:02 pm
Horbelt began working with WPSD Local 6 in Paducah, Ky. in 2007 as a reporter, while she was still in her senior year at UT Martin. A year and a half later she landed the female evening anchor position at the station, which she kept until recently accepting a morning anchor position with KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. While working with WPSD Local 6, Horbelt won first place in the Kentucky Associated Press Awards for Best Spot News along with photojournalist Michael Driver. In 2008, she was awarded First Place in the Kentucky Associated Press Awards for Best Hard News Feature along with photojournalist Chad Darnall, and an Honorable Mention for Best TV Reporter. In 2009 she was nominated for a Mid-America Emmy with several of her peers for Team Coverage during Winter Storm ‘09. A native Texan, Jennifer moved to Memphis while in high school. During her time at UT Martin, she acted as support and development director, news director, and on-air talent for the campus radio station WUTM-FM 90.3 “The Hawk,” and also worked with the West Tennessee PBS affiliate, WLJT-DT, as a camera operator.
Before graduating she was named Best Television Journalist in the Southeast Journalism Conference and received the Communicator Award of Distinction for a Habitat for Humanity Public Service Announcement. She graduated from the university in May 2007 as a University Scholar.
Tickets are not required for admission to December commencement, and more than 600 degrees are expected to be awarded. A live webcast will be available at the “View Commencement Live” link on the UT Martin homepage.