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NEMS 360: UM journalism grad wins an Emmy

Posted on: April 4th, 2011 by
(The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)
RIPLEY – A Ripley native has won an Emmy for creating a public service campaign for a Memphis television station about adopting homeless animals.

Amanda Pannell, a 2002 Ripley High School graduate, is a news producer with WHBQ Fox-13 News in Memphis, and conceived and led a three-person team who produced the campaign spots that earned the Emmy.

She is the daughter of Ripley attorney Jim Pannell and the late Leanne Pannell. This was her third nomination and first Emmy.

Pannell attended Northeast Mississippi Community College where she was the news anchor for Tiger Bites, a student produced news program and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Mississippi, where she was station manager for NewsWatch, the Ole Miss student television station.