Claudia Coffey

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The WEEK: Choices, Choices, Choices

Chili, Continued. Wouldn’t a big bowl of chili be great right now? Even better, you can still participate in the Great Chili Cook-off next weekend. They need a few more chili cookers for the Oct. 10 event at the Belvedere. Hear about it on this recent Rusty Show. You Don’t Love Me Anymore? The LEO Weekly Readers Choice awards were released this week, and there were zero repeat honors for me and LouisvilleKY.com. But some Rusty Satellite vets cleaned up, my favorite being “Best Entrepreneur” Emily McCay. Also, Tom Mabe got 2nd best local comedian, And Terry Meiners, Rachel Platt and…


Louisville KY’s Rental Boom

From Louisville Apartment Association… Rental Boom is Boon to Louisville Economy, Contributing $2.2B Locally in 2013 Fueled by Demographic Changes, Growing Millennial Population, Rediscovery of Urban Cores, People are Increasingly Drawn to Apartment Living Study: Rental Boom is Boon to Louisville Economy, Contributing $2.2B Locally in 2013 Fueled by Demographic Changes, Growing Millennial Population, Rediscovery of Urban Cores, People are Increasingly Drawn to Apartment Living WASHINGTON, D.C. – The apartment industry emerged as one of the strongest sectors coming out of the Great Recession, and a new study shows just how much the Louisville economy benefited from the rental boom. In…


Highlighting a Pre-Pre Derby Week at Churchill, Library, Freedom Hall and a Racquetball Lesson

With a couple of days left still until the frenzy of Derby Week, I warmed up with an active schedule of interesting activities available only in Louisville, Kentucky. First, you can listen to my conversation with Darren Rogers, the big man on campus (at least as far as 2,000 media members are concerned) at the new and improved Churchill Downs. Here’s a link to our show, which also includes Kentucky Derby Festival board member Jill Bell. Listen to the Rusty Satellite Show here. The biggest improvement is the massive new scoreboard you’ve probably heard about on the backside. Of course,…



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Some Coffey Talk and Media News

I just had to talk with Claudia Coffey yesterday to hear how pumped she was about being a winner Saturday night in the Voice-Tribune’s Best-Dressed contest. She was worried about the grief her co-workers at WHAS were going to give her about winning the popularity contest, which took place at the Marriott downtown Saturday night. Claudia was really happy just to be socializing, and not working, on a Saturday night. She’s moved to a weekday schedule in anticipation of the launch of the station’s 4 p.m. newscast Sept. 12. And I haven’t read the Today’s Woman cover story, but Claudia…


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Murphy and Coffey to Anchor Afternoons

When WHAS-TV launches its new 4 p.m. newscast Sept. 12, a couple of its most popular females will be sharing anchoring duties. Claudia Coffey and Renee Murphy will be hosting the newscast, according to news director Mark Neerman. Both have extensive experience at WHAS and in the Louisville market. “They’re both excellent reporters and anchors. They know Louisville and they connect well with the people who watch,” Neerman said. He added that Monty Webb will add the newscast to his list of duties. The newscast is part of a revamped daily lineup on WHAS-TV. With the departure of the Oprah…


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An Offensive Quote and Some News-Making Women

We’re all about local news here at LouisvilleKY.com, and especially news about media, and politics and the stupid stuff that people do.  Here’s a little bit of each: Jump on Forgy: It’s time the state GOP sends Larry Forgy to a nursing home, or at least keeps the 1995 Governor’s Race loser from talking to the media.  He told the Herald-Leader that the only reason Jerry Abramson is on Steve Beshear’s ticket is “to attract New York and Hollywood Jewish money.” He add to the offense, saying “There’s no other reason why to pick a big-city, liberal mayor to run…


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Coffey’s Personal Story May Push Legislation

It’s not often that a news anchor gets personally involved in a story or cause, especially when it involves exposing personal details. But once in a while the issues that occur in the personal lives of the people on TV are meaningful — and help bring about positive changes. That’s what WHAS-TV’s Claudia Coffey is hoping for in telling the story of her son Jack’s heart condition. He’s just 4, but because of a history of heart problems in her family, she had Jack genetically tested and learned he inherited a heart condition. So he won’t be playing competitive sports…