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Kelsi Thorud


Kelsi Thorud joined ABC 36 in November of 2016 as a reporter. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Kelsi comes to Lexington from Peoria, Illinois where she reported for the ABC and NBC affiliates.

Kelsi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Arizona, go Wildcats! While in college she worked as an investigative news intern at Fusion Network in Miami, Florida covering a range of stories including an in-depth look at the international prostitution trade. Kelsi is a self-proclaimed political junkie and loves covering any story involving politics. As a student, she studied political journalism in Washington, D.C. with The Fund For American Studies and interned at an online political news website where she covered the White House and the 2014 mid-term election.

Kelsi loves Lexington and the variety of things there are to do around town. She enjoys checking out the local shops, galleries and restaurants and exploring all the Bluegrass State has to offer. If you see her out and about feel free to come up and say hi!

If you have any story ideas or tips you can find Kelsi on Facebook at Kelsi Thorud, tweet her @kelsithorud, or email her at kthorud@wtvq.com.

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