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Congratulations to Kayla Strayer recipient of the 2016 Sam Hankinson Alum of the Year Award.

Kayla graduated from the Cosmetology Program in 2006. She attended her first year of college in Tennessee, then South Carolina, and finally moved back to Ohio where she graduated from OSU in 2012 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism. During this time she worked full-time in various hair salons. 

Her first journalism job was as a newspaper reporter in Minnesota. After that, she received her big break in television news as a reporter in North Dakota. She moved to Knoxville in 2013 to report for the local ABC station. While there she was promoted to weekend anchoring. In January of this year, she started her current job in Toledo. She is now a morning anchor and reporter for the NBC station.