Following the departure of sports anchor Brandon Fisher, Lexington CBS-affiliate WKYT is changing up the responsibilities of the sports team.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Fisher has left the station after three years to accept a job in pharmaceutical sales. Longtime WKYT sports anchor Rob Bromley (pictured), who was seen on the 11 p.m. newscast before Fisher joined the station, will return to the evenings. He will be the sports anchor on the 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m newscasts.
“I wanted to streamline the anchor teams,” WKYT news director Robert Thomas told the Herald-Leader. “We have an anchor team at 5, 5:30 and 6 that does really well, and I wanted the exact same team doing the 11.”
Fisher also contributed to the 10 p.m. newscast WKYT producers for WDKY, the Fox-affiliate. Bromley will not contribute to the 10 p.m. program, Thomas said, citing a desire to differentiate the two newscasts. Instead, weekend sports anchor Brian Milam will be the sports anchor at 10 p.m.
To replace Milam on the weekends, WKYT has hired Lee Howard from KAMR in Amarillo, TX.