Penny Preston

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When Penny Preston came to Cody, Wyoming, in 1998, she was already an award winning broadcast journalist, with big market experience.

When Penny Preston came to Cody, Wyoming, in 1998, she was already an award winning broadcast journalist, with big market experience. She had anchored in Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Tulsa, and Fayetteville. She’s been a news director in Dallas and Cody, and a bureau chief in Fayetteville, AR. She’s won statewide awards for her television and radio stories in Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming. Her stories also aired on CBS, NBC, and CNN network news.

But, her greatest love is Northwest Wyoming, and that is where she’s produced more than 1200 television stories since 2000. As former news director at the Big Horn Radio Network in Cody, she produced hundreds more radio stories and newscasts.

Penny has years of historical knowledge about Northwest Wyoming, and the Greater Yellowstone Area. She lives within 30 miles of Yellowstone. She has close connections with the scientific community in the region. She was a seasonal Park Ranger in Yellowstone for five years.

On June 21st, the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters gave Penny two awards for photography and breaking news coverage. Since moving to Wyoming, she’s received four other WAB awards for excellence in television and radio news coverage.

Penny’s husband Charles is a scientist who came to Cody to create the content and programs for the Draper Museum of Natural History at the Center of the West. Penny received the “Civilian Desert Shield - Desert Storm U.S. Air Force Medal” in recognition of her volunteer civilian service under hazardous wartime conditions in Saudi Arabia. Penny is a martial artist, with a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is also a certified scuba diver. Penny has traveled world-wide, but loves to travel most in Wyoming and Montana.


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