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Kim Chappell

Kim Chappell is an award winning journalist and evening anchor for ABC 57 News at 5, 6 and 11. She joined the ABC 57 team in October of 2012.

Kim came to ABC 57 from WTVF, the CBS powerhouse in Nashville, Tennessee where she reported and filled in on the anchor desk. Earlier in her career she reported and anchored at WXII in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and at WECT in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Kim has earned several journalism awards for her reporting in both North Carolina and Tennessee.

She won a 2013 Emmy for Best General Assignment reporting and has seven other MidSouth Emmy nominations. She also earned twelve Associated Press/RTNDAC Awards and won a national Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting.

She's been blown over by hurricanes on the Carolina coast, covered devastating tornadoes in the south, followed the Presidential campaign trail in 2008 across North Carolina, hunted down marijuana grow operations from the sky with state drug agents in Tennessee and exposed the growing issue of human sex trafficking in Nashville through a series of in-depth reports.

“What‘s amazing about this job is the people you meet along the way. Everybody has a story to tell and I am humbled and honored to be able to help give a voice to issues and people in the communities I've lived and worked in over the years,” Kim said.

She graduated from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia in 2006. She also studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the University of Innsbruck in Austria.

Kim is an avid world traveler and loves that her career continues to bring her to new cities, states and now to a new region of the country, the Midwest! When she's not bringing you the news, you can catch her running on the riverwalk, working out at Crossfit, diving into a new Pinterest project or trying out all of the area's great restaurants. She is excited to call Mishawaka home with her husband.

If you have a story idea or want to reach Kim you can email her at kchappell@abc57.com. Follow Kim on Twitter and like her on Facebook.
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