LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hayley Minogue has been an anchor and reporter at WHAS11 since February of 2019. She anchors Good Morning Kentuckiana (GMK) from 4:30 am-7 am, and also reports on your favorite hometowns in the weekly segment, ‘Kentuckiana Proud.’
Hayley joined the team first as a weekend morning anchor, then moved to weekdays to help launch ‘The Big 4,’ an hour-long newscast hyper-focused on Kentuckiana news. Hayley also has created several award-winning reporting pieces since joining the WHAS11 team, most notably a Regional Murrow Award-winning piece about suicide and the bridges connecting Kentucky to Indiana.
During her time at WHAS, Hayley has crafted her storytelling by focusing on real people, and their real, first-hand experiences. Concerned with the same problems in our communities as you, her passion for creating a great place to have a family spills into the way she crafts her pieces. An empath, Hayley hopes by sharing stories in our region, people can get the help or resources they need, fully embodying the ‘On Your Side’ motto of WHAS11.
Before attending the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Journalism degree, Hayley attended Sacred Heart Academy. A born and raised Louisvillian, Hayley has watched the city grow and develop into an amazing hub for arts, music, entertainment and FOOD. Hayley has yet to meet a local restaurant she doesn’t like and continues the search for the best slice of pizza on a weekly basis.
Heavily involved in her hometown community, Hayley is passionate about several groups she’s joined to help emcee events, including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana, Go Red for Women, and Kids Cancer Alliance. She’s also an active chair member of the Out of the Darkness walk, an annual event to bring attention to suicide awareness and prevention.
Hayley began her news career writing about women’s college basketball for Kentucky Sports Radio--while she was an intern at the station. After three years with KSR, when Hayley graduated college she was well prepared for her first TV news job in Hazard, Ky. Her two years in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky are cherished memories and paved the way for a three-year stretch at the CBS affiliate in Mobile, AL. and Pensacola, Fl. Market.
When she’s not setting her alarm for 2 am, you can catch Hayley experiencing all the region has to offer. She’s a big fan of Kentucky’s humid summers, Louisville’s park system and zoo, breweries and distilleries, LouCity and Racing, the Bats and the Cats, live music from alternative to rap, her son Jackson and her partner (who prefers a little privacy).
If you’ve got a story idea for Hayley, feel free to send her a note at HMinogue@WHAS11.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.