Nancy Cox to Retire From WLEX After 31 Years

By Kevin Eck 

Nancy Cox will retire from Lexington, Ky., NBC affiliate WLEX after 31 years.

Cox started her career as a reporter and producer at Lexington’s CBS affiliate WKYT. She joined WLEX in 1992 as a reporter and anchor and later moved to the main anchor desk.

“I’ve worked with Nancy since 1999 and she’s been a true newsroom leader,” said Jennifer Smith, senior director of news at LEX 18. “Not only was she devoted to good storytelling through her on-air work, she has mentored and inspired many other journalists who have worked at the station over the years, including me. I cherish and value our friendship.”


Over her career, Cox has been honored with two prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards, eight Regional Emmy Awards, and numerous Kentucky Associated Press Awards, including Best Anchor honors. In addition, she served as President of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Ohio Valley Region.

“Nancy will always be part of the LEX 18 family,” said Andrew Shenkan, LEX 18 vp and general manager. “Her immense contributions and service to both our newsroom and communities in Central & Eastern Kentucky have been unparalleled and she leaves behind a legacy of excellence.”

“God has truly blessed me with a beautiful new chapter of life,” said Cox. “I’ll be eternally grateful to everyone I’ve worked with in my 31 years with LEX 18. I’ve had an amazing career and a lifetime of memories to cherish.”