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Alex Risen

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com

High School Highlight Reel (8-31-18)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The weather caused plenty of delays, postponements and even cancellations Friday night across Central Kentucky. Check out the video for the...

“We’re tired of being good.”

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EKU tops Morehead State 49-23 in opener

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University football team rushed for 404 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-23 win over visiting Morehead State...

No mid-major test

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Knowing your unknowns

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Itching to hit

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“Beat ’em over the head with words.”

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“We need ’em.”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - There's no doubt the cost of attending a college football game in Lexington has gone up in recent years. Sure, some...

Losing Landon Young

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The football Cats will be without starting tackle Landon Young, not just for the opener hosting Central Michigan, but for...

Wilson named UK’s starting QB

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Mark Stoops made it official Monday.  Terry Wilson will be the starting UK quarterback on Saturday against Central Michigan. It was...

“He’s been responding to the medicine very well.”

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EKU’s Jackson Davis to forgo remainder of college hoops career

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ via EKU Athletics) - Following consultation with team doctors, Eastern Kentucky University redshirt senior forward Jackson Davis will take a medical...

High School Highlight Reel (8-24-18)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Week 2 is in the books high school football fans! Check out action from 10 games across Central Kentucky in the...

EKU not a bulletin board program

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“Take those shots.”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - It's all about explosive plays.  UK offensive coordinator Eddie Gran was big on that back in the spring. Now it's time...

Elevating everyone

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“It was about finishing.”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - We're almost to game week Solid Blue fans. Just a few more days and it will officially be Central Michigan week. UK...

Benny and the backs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - There might be concern at quarterback for Solid Blue fans, but the rest of the backfield and depth isn't even...

Tigers battling at QB

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Back to school

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