MOREHEAD, Ky. (July 10, 2017) — Leeann Akers has been named assistant news director for Morehead State Public Radio, effective July 17. Akers succeeds Dan Conti, who retired June 30.
A two-time graduate of Morehead State University, Akers earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and master’s degree in communications.
During her time at MSU, she began her broadcasting career as a student working for MSPR.
Her previous experience includes editor of the Grayson Journal Enquirer and Olive Hill Times, sports editor of The Morehead News and Grayson Journal. She also has been a contributing writer to the (Ashland) Daily Independent.
Akers has won awards from the Kentucky Press Association in investigative journalism, breaking news, photography and design.
A member of the First Christian Church, she currently serves as a deacon, co-chair of the deacons and the evangelism committee, and sings in the choir.
A Johnson County native, Akers lives in Morehead with her two sons.
MSPR broadcasts 24 hours a day and serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network, and includes a translator in Inez.