Kentucky Public Radio hires cn|2's Kenny Colston to be Frankfort bureau chief

12/19/2011 08:06 AM

Kentucky Public Radio hired cn|2 political reporter Kenny Colston to head up its state government and political coverage out of Frankfort starting Jan. 2.

Colston has worked for Insight Communications’ cn|2 network since just after its creation in spring 2010. He reported and provided political analysis on the news website and for the Pure Politics news program each weeknight.

Kenny Colston “Kentucky Public Radio gains a fast-learner who has quickly established himself as an astute political reporter,” said Ryan Alessi, cn|2’s managing editor. “We will miss Kenny Colston at cn|2.”

During his tenure, Colston reported on the 2010 and 2011 elections. He was the first to report on many of the candidates’ advertisements and covered the details of hiring problems in the Agriculture Department.

Colston, a Louisville native, served as editor of The Kernel at the University of Kentucky in his senior year, 2009-2010.

He replaces longtime Kentucky Public Radio Frankfort bureau chief Tony McVeigh, who left that job in July.

About Pure Politics

Pure Politics airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET and again at 11:30 p.m. ET in all of cn|2's Kentucky markets. The program features political analysis and news, as well as interviews with officials, candidates, policy makers and political observers.

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