Annette Lawless on Muck Rack

Annette Lawless

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Wichita
Anchor and Reporter — KAKE-TV (Wichita, KS)
Covers:  education, high school football, entertainment, acting, fashion, gadgets, electronics, social media, celebrity news

Emmy & Murrow-Award Winning Morning Anchor at @KAKENews ● Wife & Mom ● Social Media Guru ● #Actor imdb.to/1MYwORE ● Formerly @Fox8News, @KWCH12 & KTKA

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Biography

Emmy-award winning journalist Annette Lawless joined the KAKE News family as an anchor-reporter in August 2013.

Born in Wellington, Kansas, Annette got her start to journalism when she still had baby teeth. Often, she'd dazzle her friends with elaborate stories at the elementary school lunch tabl...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Professionally, I got my first full-time gig in college. I worked as a TV reporter at the ABC affiliate, KTKA-TV in Topeka, Kan.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I used one a lot growing up. At the time, it could be programmed to type sentences, so you wouldn't need whiteout.

How is social media changing news?

Vastly. It's a powerful research tool, and a great way to get news out there first. Yet, a lack of fact checking can make it a news hazard.

Emmy

2013 - Human Interest Story
I won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter for a human interest report. The story was photographed, edited and reported by me. I turned the story within a four-hour time-frame.

Emmy nomination

2013 - Videojournalist
I was recognized as a videojournalist Emmy nominee through the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter. Only three were selected.