He gained national recognition after chasing down University of Kentucky’s basketball coach Billy Gillipse in 2009. This week WLEX‘s long time sports director Alan Cutler has announced his retirement.
“I never thought the Billy G thing would have a life of its own. I was just trying to get an interview,” he wrote.
Cutler has been a known sports figure in Lexington, Kentucky since 1981. Originally from Long Beach, New York, Cutler started his career at the NBC affiliate, left in 1984 for Pittsburgh and returned in 1987. He’s been there ever since.
He posted a goodbye video on his Twitter page. His last day at the station will be May 5, the day of this year’s Kentucky Debry.
Billy at LEX18 put this together….@mjp18 talked…this is the video they showed Saturday night at the @LEX18News annual party before I surprised them and said I was done……see if @MJP surprises you…..@vaughtsviews@KeithFarmer18 @CharlieWalterTV
— alan cutler (@cutler18) February 6, 2018