A western Kentucky woman will join a growing list of Tri-Staters appearing on Family Feud, which is seen on Local 7 WTVW.

Diana Hunter, a tennis coach at Kentucky Wesleyan college, was chosen to compete later this year.
Hunter was chosen with four of her relatives after trying out recently in Louisville. Now, the wait and the preparations begin.”

She’s competed on the court. Later this year, Hunter and four relatives will compete on the stage.
“I was so excited,” Hunter says.

They were chosen after trying out in Louisville.  Natalie Hines, a relative who will compete with Hunter, sent a video of them from a family reunion to get an audition after seeing an email.

“With that video being made and we already produced it, I got an email sporadically saying Family Feud was going to be in Kentucky and to send a video,” she says.

“I was in the grocery store shopping as a matter of fact. She texted us and said, ‘Well, we’ve been selected.’ and I was screaming and hollering and people around we were going, ‘What’s going on?'” Hunter recalled.

Hunter says they’re preparing for their taping and talked with other past contestants about what it’s like on the stage. They’re also preparing by watching episodes, playing at home and on their phones, and preparing mentally.

“You’ve got to mentally prepare yourself mentally as well as physically, saying just relax, have fun. Maybe put yourself in your practice zone, where you’re practicing at home,” says Hunter.

Hunter also says the episode could be filmed some time in May or June, but the filming and air date have yet to be finalized.

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(This story was originally published on January 8, 2019)