Welcome! My name is Ann Keil.
I spent more than a decade keeping communities informed as a television news reporter, and in that time, I received multiple Emmy nods and awards for my impactful work. I am an active volunteer with United Way of Miami-Dade, and I serve on the organization’s Young Leaders Society Executive Committee.
My latest stint on the telly was for WSVN-TV. My three years there taught me everything I wanted to know about my vibrant hometown- Miami, Florida! It is full of talented, passionate and gifted people who are working hard for a better tomorrow, and I am determined to be a part of that.
Before my return to The Magic City, I lived in Orlando where I worked as a special projects reporter at WOFL-TV. There, I regularly tackled exposés centered around societal concerns including immigration policy, hate groups, and repeat sex offenders among others. I also introduced a series to aid in the search for missing people.
I spent the three years prior in Indianapolis, Indiana as a city beat reporter and fill-in anchor at FOX59 where I was awarded an Emmy for an in-depth investigation into an emergency medical alert system. During my time there, I received Emmy nods for my live coverage of a decorated police officer’s funeral and devastating tornadoes.
I got my start at WATE-TV in Knoxville, TN. Beyond my duties as a general assignment reporter, I tackled multiple investigative pieces on the coal mining industry in both Tennessee and West Virginia as well as a massive coal ash spill aftermath.
Go terriers! I studied journalism and political science at Boston University. Then, I attended American University in Washington, D.C., where I earned a master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs.
In my spare time, I enjoy the South Florida sunshine especially if I can head to the Florida Keys for an all-day fishing trip with my husband! I am a cancer survivor. I am complicated and simple. I am always honest. I wouldn’t be writing this without the undying love and support of my parents. I value family above all else. I have a wealth of knowledge in a wide range of topics that can give me the occasional leg up in Scrabble.
Writing. Picture-taking. Volunteering. Painting. Drawing. Cooking… All favorites as is enjoying the little things in life as often as possible with the people I love. Sharing a cup of coffee, a good book or quote, a new recipe, and of course, a solid piece of dark chocolate- We do it well!
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