Beth Peak: 2019 Convention Speaker

Rules are made to be broken. This is the only rule Beth follows when she shoots her stories. As the Manager of Visual Storytelling at WHAS in Louisville, Beth specializes in long form storytelling and finding new ways to make the news interesting.

Beth’s work has earned her several awards including eight Emmy nominations, several Emmy wins, and two regional Murrow Awards. Before landing at WHAS, she worked all over the country, most recently in Alaska and Denver. She co-produced a documentary on fallen law enforcement officers in Colorado, helped change a Kentucky law surrounding EMS workers and federal benefits, was honored with an Emmy and Murrow for uncovering racism and deception at local firehouses, and is currently co-producing season three of the series Unsolved which looks into Kentucky’s cold cases. She is lead on the newly formed, innovative investigative team, FOCUS.

Her coworkers will tell you that her laugh echoes off the newsroom walls, and her boss will tell you that sometimes she distracts the producers too much. And the reporters. And maybe the editors, too. Beth will tell you that she just really loves people!

She hopes to encourage people to break the rules. And break them often.


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SESSION: “Day Turns and Investigations: Make your work pop from the shoot to the edit!”

Saturday, June 8th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Are you ready to up your storytelling game? You can get the big story, but poor photography and editing can kill your storytelling. Learn how to break the rules, get creative, and up your storytelling game.


Saturday, June 8th, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to get one-one-one feedback on your work. Put your work on a flash drive and today’s presenters will be available to offer critiques! You will walk away with specific feedback on how to be better.