By LISA JOHNSON
We all have seen him on the news but you may not know were WKYT-TV 27 news reporter Victor Puente grew up.
It is one of the best success stories for a man who was raised by his single mother, Bonnie, at 36 Skinner Holler Rd. right here in Powell County.
Puente says that he had a great mother who was always there and supported him in every way.
Puente was born in Germany and moved to Powell County at a young age along with his younger brother, he played football in high school and loved journalism.
“We would often play lots of board games with friends on weekends( and it kept us out of trouble,” said Puente.
Puente had a part-time job working at the Stanton Food Court but as you can imagine news was to be his best job.
Puente says his success is credited to his mom who helped him with his homework, great teachers and people who cared.
He said its all about making good grades because that’s were it starts.
Victor received a scholarship to EKU were he majored in Journalism.
Victor started at WLEX-18 were he worked for five years as a photographer and later moved to WKYT were he is a reporter and a weekend anchor from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday.
I asked him for some advice that may inspire students here in our county and this is what he had to say.
“I lived in a trailer so it matters not were you come from or your background, “Your Life Is Your Show” and yours alone, just remember anything is possible,” Puente said.