Shay McAlister Investigating Kentucky’s Trickiest Cold Cases and Most High Profile Unsolved Crimes

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416 East Main Avenue | Bowling Green, KY 42101
Location: The Capitol Arts Center
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August 9, 2022

Location: 416 East Main Avenue, The Capitol Arts Center, KY

Phone: (270) 904-6040

Time: 6:00 PM

Price: Free

Shay McAlister is an investigative journalist and anchor at WHAS11 TV in Louisville, KY. She joined the team in July of 2015, fresh out of the University of Missouri and eager to learn. Through years of reporting in Kentuckiana, she found a passion for shining a light on areas that would probably prefer to be dark.

Shay’s steadfast and relentless approach to journalism has led to federal accountability and legislative changes. In 2018, she launched the UNSOLVED series, which covers Kentucky’s cold cases and brings families closer to getting answers. Shay has led the coverage of the Bardstown mysteries, narrating the chart-topping podcast ‘BARDSTOWN’ in 2019. Her years-long investigation into nonprofit Wildlife in Need led to authorities stepping in to shut down the animal refuge, riddled with accusations of wrongdoing, and set the stage for new legal accountability for similar organizations. Shay's investigation was featured in the NETFLIX documentary series Tiger King in 2021.

Since moving to Louisville, Shay has been awarded two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, five Emmy Awards and numerous AP Awards including ‘Best TV Reporter.’

Shay McAlister Investigating Kentucky’s Trickiest Cold Cases and Most High Profile Unsolved Crimes