Beth Hunt - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Beth Hunt

 

 

Beth Hunt is an evening anchor for KATV. She anchors Channel 7 News Live at 5, and also co-hosts Midday Arkansas, which airs at 11:30. Beth joined Channel 7 as a General Assignment Reporter in November 2002. 

An Arkansas native, Beth grew up in the small town of Carlisle, and was a 1995 graduate of Carlisle High School. From there, she set out for Jonesboro, where she earned a degree in Radio-Television from Arkansas State University. After attending graduate school there as well, Beth decided to jump right into television. She worked behind the scenes at Channel 7 for a few months, then took her first reporting job in Fort Smith/Fayetteville. Ten months later, Beth returned to central Arkansas and her Channel 7 family. 

Beth has covered it all--from the Space Shuttle Colombia disaster and the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library, to the hype surrounding the first Razorback games of the year. She followed Gen. Wesley Clark on the campaign trail to Iowa and beyond as he sought the Democratic nomination for President in 2004. Beth has anchored live shows from Heifer International, Riverfest, Toadsuck...and just about every other major festival or event in the state. She's also taken viewers behind the scenes of Good Morning America in New York City...with in-depth interviews with Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson and Robin Roberts. 

Beth has won several Associated Press awards for news reporting, including an investigative piece on the dangers of online pharmacies. Beth was recently named "Best Looking" by readers of The Arkansas Times for its 2009 "Best Of" edition. 

In 2010 Beth was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to serve on the AR Governor's Council on Fitness. The Council works to encourage health and wellness for all individuals in Arkansas by promoting healthy lifestyles through increased levels of physical activity.

Passionate about giving back to the community, Beth also donates her time to various charities including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the American Heart Association, Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Arkansas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, just to name a few. 

In her spare time, Beth enjoys working out, shopping (of course), going to the lake and spending time with family and friends. Some little known (and random) facts...Beth studied classical piano for years, and was a competitive gymnast back in the day!