WLEX Anchor Lee Cruse Joining Local Radio Station

By Merrill Knox Comment

WLEX anchor Lee Cruse is leaving stepping away from the morning anchor desk the Lexington NBC affiliate to join a local radio station, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.

“Lee’s first love was always radio,” WLEX news director Bruce Carter told the Herald-Leader. “He was in radio before he started here, and I think it’ll be a great thing for him.”

Cruse, who anchors the morning and midday newscasts, is also a stand-up comedian who travels the country performing at comedy clubs and colleges. He will join WVLK-590 AM as the 10:00 a.m. to noon anchor on May 1.

>Update: Cruse is staying with WLEX, Carter told TVSpy in an email. “Lee is still our morning live feature talent and also co-anchors a 12:30 news segment. The radio gig is an additional position with our radio partner, Cumulus,” Carter wrote.