Hayley Minogue is an Anchor/Reporter at WHAS11 in Louisville, KY, specializing in general assignment reporting.
Hayley was born and raised in Louisville. She attended Sacred Heart Academy before heading to the University of Kentucky to pursue a degree in journalism. She wrote about college basketball (Lady Hoops Let’s Go!) for Kentucky Sports Radio, which landed her an internship at ESPN. Hayley started her career in Hazard at WYMT and then went to the Gulf Coast to work in the Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL, area for the CBS affiliate.
Some of her most memorable stories include flying with the Blue Angels in Pensacola, covering Hurricane Irma in Jacksonville, FL. for dozens of stations across the country, and traveling throughout the Panhandle as police searched for a serial killer on the run. While those are her most memorable, her favorite stories are the ones where she was able to expose local daycares for state infractions, tell the story of a boy who was recovering from a rare disease that made 100 percent of his skin burn, and that one time she got stuck on a boat with five strangers from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. during opening night of gator hunting season. Plus, all those “Florida Man” stories.
Hayley loves the rush of a breaking news story but also knows the importance of a good news story showcasing her hometown’s best community members. Being a native to Louisville, Hayley says she feels an added pressure to tell good, fair stories. “If I don’t do my best, it’s not just on me. This is my parents home. All of my family lives here. I have to make them proud,” she says.
When Hayley is not at work, she’s more than likely hiking at the Red River Gorge, enjoying Louisville’s unique food and drink scene, binge-watching Netflix shows, and enjoying time with her son, JW.