Emmy-winning anchorwoman, Debby Knox CBS4, has been a staple in Indiana homes for more than three decades.
Debby’s reports have been many and varied during her years as a news anchor. While her main focus was in the area of health and medical technology, she is also known for her one-on-one interviews with prominent newsmakers, including Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell. In addition, Debby has interviewed former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev. She also interviewed Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Desmond Tutu, Nobel Scientist Dr. James Watson, Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis, Senators Elizabeth Dole, Richard Lugar, Evan Bayh, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens and authors, John Green, Kurt Vonnegut, jr. and Anne Patchett.
Debby has been honored with many other awards and Emmy nominations during her career including those from the prestigious Society of Professional Journalists and the National American Heart Association for a documentary on a heart transplant patient. She has won Indiana State Medical Journalism awards, a coveted CASPAR, for an impactful investigative series on the Indiana Blood Center. She’s won awards from the Associated Press and United Press International and was the recipient of the Theodore Barrett Award from the Indiana Psychological Association. She is also a six-time recipient of favorite female TV news anchor by Indianapolis Woman Magazine. Most recently, Debby was inducted into the Associated Press Broadcast Hall of Fame, was a 2014 honoree of the prestigious organization, Girls Inc., and was appointed a Distinguished Hoosier in 2013 by Governor Mike Pence. Debby served as narrator for the documentary, A Sign of the Cross, focusing on the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg. The film was released in the Fall of 2016 and aired on PBS and CBN.
KELLY VAUGHN, Panel Moderator!
Kelly Vaughn is the host of TV’s “Inside Indy” on WHMB TV40 (Comcast 09, Bright House 22, Uverse & Dish 40). “Inside Indy” airs Monday nights at 11:30pm. Vaughn serves as the television station’s Community Affairs Director and also produces television shows for TV40. Vaughn is no stranger to the airwaves; she has graced the Indianapolis radio landscape for more than 20-years as co-host of three of the city’s top rated morning radio shows…”Steve & Kelly” at 107.9 WTPI, “Bernie & Kelly” at Soft Rock, B105.7 and most recently, 106.7 WTLC-FM. At WTLC, Vaughn was chosen to be the new local voice and face of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show”, keeping commuters informed on their drive into work with news and community information. Kelly also served as News Director, Morning News Anchor and Community Affairs Director for all three stations. She also hosted WTLC’s “Community Spotlight”, a 90-second interview segment hi-lighting social services and events in the Indianapolis community and “Access Indy”, a one hour Sunday Magazine show that highlights the best in business, community and lifestyle for Indianapolis. She is one of the first African-American women to head a radio news department in Indianapolis.
Kelly has worked as Assignment Editor for FOX-59 News and hosted her own television show called “Real Women” on American Cablevision, a Bill Mays production.
Kelly was named “female radio personality of the year” by Indianapolis Woman Magazine in 2005.