October 21, 2004
WHAS11 names Co-Sports Directors
Louisville, KY -- WHAS11 today announced Drew Deener is joining the WHAS11 Sports Team. Deener has been a Sports Anchor and Reporter for WKYT-TV in Lexington for nearly 9 years. Since 1999 Deener has co-hosted Cross and Deener on Sports, a three-hour daily radio sports talk show on WLXG in Lexington, KY.
For the past two years Deener has also been a sideline reporter for the University of Kentucky Network. He also provided color analysis for the Kentucky Thoroughblades, an American Hockey League team in Lexington. He began his career in sports broadcasting as a sports anchor at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky. Deener is a Louisville native. He grew up in Louisville and graduated from St. Xavier High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Transylvania University in Lexington.
Deener will join WHAS11 Sports Anchor Kyle Draper as Co-Sports Directors. Draper, who came to WHAS11 in March of 2003, quickly moved up to Weekend Sports Anchor. Draper and Deener will share Sports Director Duties and be supported by a staff of 14 photographers to ensure the best coverage of local and regional sports in Kentuckiana.
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