Kym Thurman anchors the 5, 6, 6:30, 9 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She joined the Local 15 family in 2007, coming to the Gulf Coast from WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama. Kym has also worked at WJSU-TV in Anniston, Alabama and WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Alabama.
Kym is a California native who now calls Alabama home! She is a second generation graduate of Oakwood University. Not only did her parents attend and graduate from this HBCU, so did her brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and now she has nieces and nephews who attend her alma mater.
Kym is a busy mom who takes time to be active in the community, donating countless hours to civic groups and non-profit organizations. She's also very passionate about issues facing today's youth. In her "Fighting Back" weekly segments, Kym focuses on positive people and organizations who have developed programs for teenagers to help build their self-esteem and mentor them; keeping them off the streets and guiding them in the right direction. Kym is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta sorority, inc..
Even though her schedule can get very busy at times, Kym says the most important part of her day is at the end, when she unwinds and gets to spend time with her three beautiful children, Mack, Konnor and Kirklyn. She calls them her best accomplishments!