Lexington Anchor to Serve in Afghanistan

By Kevin Eck 

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WTVQ anchor Doug High will finish 2017 as Navy Commander Doug High.

Telling viewers on his Facebook page, he won’t be on-air for awhile, High, who serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve, said he’s been activated by the Navy and will finish the year serving in Afghanistan.

“My leave of absence from ABC 36 will start this Friday, March 3rd right after our mid morning 9am newscast,” wrote High. “Can’t wait to get back to my old Kentucky home and back to work on Good Morning Kentucky in early 2018.”

High says he’ll keep viewers update on his Facebook page. We wrote about him once before when he left the station for 11 weeks to work as a public affairs officer for the Navy in 2015.

“It does take a village to support our military reservists and National Guard!” said High. “To my family, friends, colleagues, WTVQ-TV and our viewers…..THANK YOU!”