Abby Anstead


Real-Time Editor

Abby Anstead

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Real-Time editor,

When did you start working here? I started here as an intern in May 2016, and I started full time in December 2016 while I finished my last semester of college.

Where else have you worked?
I have worked a lot of odd jobs (ice cream shop, grocery store deli, you name it) since I was 14, but this is my first job in the media out of college. In school, I was the Editor-in-Chief for our news organization, The Northerner.

Where did you go to college?
I'm very proud to say I'm a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Also, while we're here, our basketball team (Norse Up) played UK this past season. While I'm kind of indifferent about sports, it was cool to see us winning 7 to 6 at one point. It only lasted about 30 seconds, but it was incredible.

What are you most proud of when it comes to your work?
I started studying journalism a few years ago because I fell in love with the public service aspect. That has never faded. Even on the hectic days, I'm surrounded by people who really care about serving the community, and that's something I am incredibly proud of.

What do you love about living in the Tri-State?
I love living in Northern Kentucky because I get a little bit of everything. I'm five minutes from Downtown without living Downtown. My parents live in the Alexandria area, so it's nice to go out there if I want some quiet time and privacy.

What are your favorite local hangouts/places, sports & cultural institutions?
Does Darkness Brewing in Bellevue count as a "cultural institution?" LOL -- but really, I do love craft beer (specifically IPA's), so I spend a fair amount of time at local breweries. Darkness and Rhinegeist are my favorites. I also love coffee, and Coffee Emporium is my favorite local spot to grab a drink.

All-time favorites? Books:The Outsiders

Music:Buckle up.1. Ed Sheeran. Forever. I saw him once live, and I cried. 2. Ellie Goulding2. Drake circa 2011-2013. His new stuff is OK. 3. Chainsmokers. If you say you don't like them, you're probably lying. TV:I'm a Netflix gal when I'm watching TV, but that's pretty rare. I'm usually running around Bellevue with my Pyrenees pup or catching up with friends. (If I had to pick a favorite show, though, I really like Bob's Burgers.)

Movies:1. Star Wars (all of them but Episode V is clearly superior)2. Pretty much anything Quentin Tarantino 3. Pan's Labyrinth (and pretty much anything del Toro) 4. Spotlight

Apps you can’t live without?Facebook is my favorite. It's pretty much a guilty pleasure of mine. Like fried pickles. Or Ludacris.