Anchor Requests Change, WKYT Switches Morning Team

By Andrew Gauthier 

Lexington Herald-Leader

Viewers of the morning news on CBS affiliate WKYT (Channel 27) have begun seeing a new face.

Stacy Ellison is now co-anchoring the 5-7 a.m. newscasts with Bill Bryant, as longtime anchor Barbara Bailey shifts schedules.

Bailey will continue to anchor the noon news with Bryant. The two moved to the morning news shift in 2006 and have helped increase its viewership dramatically.

“She wanted a change in her responsibilities and work schedule,” WKYT news director Robert Thomas said. “Because of Barbara’s longtime service and dedication to this station, we wanted to accommodate her request.” More…