Days After Reported Layoffs, WDBJ Opens Up New Bureau

By Kevin Eck 

Roanoke, Va. CBS affiliate WDBJ has launched a new bureau in Lexington, Va.

“It is the first and only bureau with a full-time crew in the northern part of our viewing area,” the station said on its website.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the launch of the Lexington Bureau,” said news director David Hughes. “Lexington is an amazing community. Adding this resource will give us an even better opportunity to share stories that impact this wonderful area.”

The station reportedly laid off several employees on Friday. Gray, the company that owns WDBJ, declined to comment.