Anchor Nicole Pence Leaving WLEX for WTHR

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By Merrill Knox

WLEX morning anchor Nicole Pence is leaving the station later this month to join WTHR, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Pence joined the Lexington NBC-affiliate in 2008 as a reporter and was promoted to morning c0-anchor in 2009. At WTHR, she will anchor the weekend morning newscasts and report during the week.

Pence, an Indiana native, told the Herald-Leader that WTHR, the NBC-affiliate in Indianapolis, was her “dream station.”

WLEX news director Bruce Carter said the station is currently conducting a national search for Pence’s replacement, though internal candidates are also being considered.