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Rolly Hoyt landed in Arkansas in a roundabout way, and that's reflected in his odd-angle approach he takes to stories.

Raised in Massachusetts by New Yorker parents, Rolly studied journalism in Boston, getting a degree from Emerson College. He then hit the road, working in sports - notably horse racing - for more than 20 years. His work for ABC, ESPN and NBC has made him a part of three Eclipse-award winning teams and two Emmy Award-nominated productions.

Racing brought him to Hot Springs in 2010. After settling there with his wife and two kids, the chance to get back into journalism with THV11 lured him away from the track.

He now looks for unique Arkansas athletes – often from niche or small sports and games. He also produces the weekend evening newscasts.

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