In Alumni News, Awards and Achievements, Journalism

MadduxKylee Knoles (Maddux), a Brigham Young University journalism graduate, was recently awarded a New York Regional Emmy in the Teen Category for spot news reporting.

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences annually presents Emmy awards to those recognized in achieving outstanding quality in the arts, crafts and sciences of television. The award is arguably the industry’s most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction and highlights the caliber of students graduating from BYU’s School of Communications’ programs.

“I am forever grateful for the things I learned in BYU’s broadcast journalism program and to have this incredible network for life,” said Knoles.

Knoles’ award winning broadcast, There’s an App for That, is a short feature of a teenager who created an app that predicts when Fairfield County, Connecticut schools will close due to bad weather.

“The app is called Know Snow,” said Knoles. “The teen basically forecasts the weather and then takes into account different factors that school superintendents may consider before making the call for a snow day.”

Having graduated nearly four years ago, Knoles, along with many other School of Communications’ graduates, have gone on to do impressive work. She is currently an anchor and reporter for News 12 Connecticut, where she has worked for two and a half years.

Knoles was presented her Regional Emmy at the 2015 New York Emmy Awards, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square.

You can view her award-winning piece by clicking here.

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