Lexington Anchor Announces Departure

By Kevin Eck 

Ryan Schmelz is leaving WTVQ just three months after being named weekend anchor.

Schmelz joined the Lexington, Ky. ABC affiliate in January 2018.

“Thank you Kentucky for the unbelievable time,” Schmelz wrote on Facebook. “I’m moving back to Maryland next week. Please let me know any restaurant suggestions or bucket list things to do here in the Bluegrass! Also, if any of my Kentucky friends need furniture, let me know!”

He announced the news on Twitter as well:

He was named to the anchor desk in March: