Lexington’s WLEX Adding Newscast, Staff

By Andrew Gauthier 

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington television viewers will soon have another choice for local news. NBC affiliate WLEX (Channel 18) announced Wednesday it will launch a half-hour weekday newscast at 7 p.m. beginning Aug. 2.

“We always felt there was a missed opportunity with viewers who get home late,” said WLEX News Director Bruce Carter.


As part of the launch, the station will hire nine employees, boosting its news staff to around 60, he said. The employees to be hired include a news anchor, meteorologist, two reporters, two photographers, a multimedia journalist who will both report and shoot video, an editor and a producer. More…