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  • Angie Beavin - LEX 18 Anchor/Reporter

    Angie Beavin - LEX 18 Anchor/Reporter

    Angie BeavinAngie Beavin

    Angie Beavin joined the LEX 18 News Team in August 2015 as a reporter and anchor for LEX 18 News at 4:30. The move to Lexington was as much personal as it was professional for Angie. She was born and raised in Lexington, and is excited to be back in the Bluegrass.She came back to the "Horse Capital of the World" after living in the "Live Music Capital of the World." Angie worked at NBC affiliate KXAN in Austin, Texas. 

    Angie Beavin joined the LEX 18 News Team in August 2015 as a reporter and anchor for LEX 18 News at 4:30. The move to Lexington was as much personal as it was professional for Angie. She was born and raised in Lexington, and is excited to be back in the Bluegrass.She came back to the "Horse Capital of the World" after living in the "Live Music Capital of the World." Angie worked at NBC affiliate KXAN in Austin, Texas. 

  • Michael Berk - LEX 18 Anchor/Reporter

    Michael Berk - LEX 18 Anchor/Reporter

    Michael BerkMichael Berk

    Michael Berk joined LEX-18 in December of 2015, after spending 2 1/2 years as a Sports Anchor and Reporter with the CBS affiliate up the road in Cincinnati.   Berk has spent most of his career working in sports departments across the country including stops in Eugene, Oregon, Las Vegas, and Portland, Oregon. While in Las Vegas, he anchored news on several occasions, and "got the bug" to make it more of a long-term career choice. "After several opportunities to mov...

    Michael Berk joined LEX-18 in December of 2015, after spending 2 1/2 years as a Sports Anchor and Reporter with the CBS affiliate up the road in Cincinnati.   Berk has spent most of his career working in sports departments across the country including stops in Eugene, Oregon, Las Vegas, and Portland, Oregon. While in Las Vegas, he anchored news on several occasions, and "got the bug" to make it more of a long-term career choice. "After several opportunities to mov...

  • Steve Butera - LEX 18 Sunrise Weekend Anchor/Reporter

    Steve Butera - LEX 18 Sunrise Weekend Anchor/Reporter

    Steve ButeraSteve Butera

    Steve Butera joined LEX 18 News in June 2015 after working in newsrooms in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and in his home state of West Virginia. He anchors LEX 18 News at Sunrise Weekend and is a morning live reporter during the week.

    Steve Butera joined LEX 18 News in June 2015 after working in newsrooms in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and in his home state of West Virginia. He anchors LEX 18 News at Sunrise Weekend and is a morning live reporter during the week.

  • Kevin Christopher - LEX 18 Anchor

    Kevin Christopher - LEX 18 Anchor

    Kevin ChristopherKevin Christopher

    Kevin Christopher's broadcasting career began when he signed on as the Sports Anchor for Turner Broadcasting's TBS Evening News in the spring of 1980. For the next seven years he was the main studio anchor for Atlanta Braves baseball, Atlanta Hawks basketball ... 

    Kevin Christopher's broadcasting career began when he signed on as the Sports Anchor for Turner Broadcasting's TBS Evening News in the spring of 1980. For the next seven years he was the main studio anchor for Atlanta Braves baseball, Atlanta Hawks basketball ... 

  • Nancy Cox - LEX 18 Anchor

    Nancy Cox - LEX 18 Anchor

    Nancy CoxNancy Cox

     Nancy Cox grew up in Taylor County, Kentucky, where she is one of ten children. She was active in public speaking early on, winning her first 4-H Speech Contest at age 9. That did it. She knew communications would somehow be a part of her life. Nancy was Taylor County's Junior Miss in 1985 and a Summa Cum Laude

     Nancy Cox grew up in Taylor County, Kentucky, where she is one of ten children. She was active in public speaking early on, winning her first 4-H Speech Contest at age 9. That did it. She knew communications would somehow be a part of her life. Nancy was Taylor County's Junior Miss in 1985 and a Summa Cum Laude

  • Claire Crouch - LEX 18 Sunrise Weekend Anchor/Reporter

    Claire Crouch - LEX 18 Sunrise Weekend Anchor/Reporter

    Claire CrouchClaire Crouch

    Claire Crouch joined the LEX18 News team in June of 2015 as a general assignment reporter and weekend Sunrise anchor.Claire comes to Lexington from KSWO in Lawton, Oklahoma, where she reported and anchored on everything from rattlesnake festivals to an historic drought and even national news stories like the murder of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane. Originally from Grand Prairie, Texas, Claire loves all things food, television, outdoors and adventure. 

    Claire Crouch joined the LEX18 News team in June of 2015 as a general assignment reporter and weekend Sunrise anchor.Claire comes to Lexington from KSWO in Lawton, Oklahoma, where she reported and anchored on everything from rattlesnake festivals to an historic drought and even national news stories like the murder of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane. Originally from Grand Prairie, Texas, Claire loves all things food, television, outdoors and adventure. 

  • Lee Cruse - LEX 18 News Anchor/Sunrise Field Anchor

    Lee Cruse - LEX 18 News Anchor/Sunrise Field Anchor

    Lee CruseLee Cruse

    Our 12:30 and morning field anchor also works as a stand-up comic. He travels the country working at various comedy clubs, colleges, universities and corporate events. Lee became the national spokesperson for the golf warehouse in December 2006 playing the character "Anchor Chip Green" which is based from his observations of Kevin Christopher. To see some of Lee's work visitwww.leecruse.com.Married to Elizabeth Cruse since July 2000, 

    Our 12:30 and morning field anchor also works as a stand-up comic. He travels the country working at various comedy clubs, colleges, universities and corporate events. Lee became the national spokesperson for the golf warehouse in December 2006 playing the character "Anchor Chip Green" which is based from his observations of Kevin Christopher. To see some of Lee's work visitwww.leecruse.com.Married to Elizabeth Cruse since July 2000, 

  • Dia Davidson - LEX 18 Anchor

    Saturday, July 1 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-07-01 12:09:06 GMT
    Dia DavidsonDia Davidson

    Hometown:Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaYears at station:Started in December, 2000Position:News AnchorNewscasts:LEX18 News at Noon,12:30, 4 and 5:30 and 7pmOther professional experience:Membership coordinator/Temple University Public Radio, Promotions Manager/WJJZ-FM Philadelphia, Instructor/Morris College, Anchor-Reporter/WIS News Radio 1320 Columbia,Anchor-Reporter/South Carolina Educational Television, Columbia, Anchor-

    Hometown:Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaYears at station:Started in December, 2000Position:News AnchorNewscasts:LEX18 News at Noon,12:30, 4 and 5:30 and 7pmOther professional experience:Membership coordinator/Temple University Public Radio, Promotions Manager/WJJZ-FM Philadelphia, Instructor/Morris College, Anchor-Reporter/WIS News Radio 1320 Columbia,Anchor-Reporter/South Carolina Educational Television, Columbia, Anchor-

  • Chris Goodman - LEX 18 Sunrise Anchor

    Chris Goodman - LEX 18 Sunrise Anchor

    Chris GoodmanChris Goodman

    Time really does fly when you're having fun. I can't believe I have already been at LEX18 so long. It's wonderful being back home in Kentucky. I was born in Paducah and grew up in Louisville. I even hung out a lot in Lexington for a couple years while working in radio here. I didn't live here at the time...I actually lived in Louisville and commuted the 70 miles one way to work everyday.I was the night guy at 104.5 The Cat and if you remember listening, you know I was kinda wild!

    Time really does fly when you're having fun. I can't believe I have already been at LEX18 so long. It's wonderful being back home in Kentucky. I was born in Paducah and grew up in Louisville. I even hung out a lot in Lexington for a couple years while working in radio here. I didn't live here at the time...I actually lived in Louisville and commuted the 70 miles one way to work everyday.I was the night guy at 104.5 The Cat and if you remember listening, you know I was kinda wild!

  • Hayley Harmon - LEX 18 Sunrise Anchor

    Hayley Harmon - LEX 18 Sunrise Anchor

    Saturday, July 1 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-07-01 12:10:29 GMT
    Hayley HarmonHayley Harmon

    Hayley Harmon joined the LEX 18 News team in September 2014 as the co-anchor of LEX 18 News at Sunrise. And that means her alarm goes off everyday at 2 a.m. So coffee is her best friend. That alarm clock? Not so much.Hayley comes to Lexington from Knoxville, Tennessee, where she served as weekend morning anchor for two years for ABC affiliate WATE 6 News.

    Hayley Harmon joined the LEX 18 News team in September 2014 as the co-anchor of LEX 18 News at Sunrise. And that means her alarm goes off everyday at 2 a.m. So coffee is her best friend. That alarm clock? Not so much.Hayley comes to Lexington from Knoxville, Tennessee, where she served as weekend morning anchor for two years for ABC affiliate WATE 6 News.

  • Kylen Mills - LEX 18 Weekend Anchor/Reporter

    Kylen Mills - LEX 18 Weekend Anchor/Reporter

    Kylen Mills joined the LEX 18 News Team in March of 2017 as a weekend evening anchor and reporter. Kylen is no stranger to Bluegrass; she has family ties to Lexington and eastern Kentucky that go back generations. She’s thrilled to now call Lexington home! Kylen made the move here from Oklahoma City. She worked for the Fox affiliate there as a reporter and fill-in anchor for two years.  In the Sooner State Kylen had the opportunity to cover everything from tornadoes, to P...

    Kylen Mills joined the LEX 18 News Team in March of 2017 as a weekend evening anchor and reporter. Kylen is no stranger to Bluegrass; she has family ties to Lexington and eastern Kentucky that go back generations. She’s thrilled to now call Lexington home! Kylen made the move here from Oklahoma City. She worked for the Fox affiliate there as a reporter and fill-in anchor for two years.  In the Sooner State Kylen had the opportunity to cover everything from tornadoes, to P...

  • Tom Ackerman - LEX 18 Sunrise/Noon Meteorologist

    Tom Ackerman - LEX 18 Sunrise/Noon Meteorologist

    Tom Ackerman is the morning and noon meteorologist for LEX18.Tomis a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), a professional recognition from the American Meteorological Society.He's from the small town of Dover, Ohio just south of Cleveland. And although he grew up in the Buckeye State he andhis family havebeen "on the road" for years.His first move was a four-year tour in the United States Navy. 

    Tom Ackerman is the morning and noon meteorologist for LEX18.Tomis a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), a professional recognition from the American Meteorological Society.He's from the small town of Dover, Ohio just south of Cleveland. And although he grew up in the Buckeye State he andhis family havebeen "on the road" for years.His first move was a four-year tour in the United States Navy. 

  • Bill Meck - LEX 18 Chief Meteorologist

    Bill Meck - LEX 18 Chief Meteorologist

    Bill MeckBill Meck

    The chances are good that your child or one you know has had a visit from LEX18 18 Storm Tracker Chief Meteorologist Bill Meck. Since arriving in Lexington way back in 1999 Bill has seen over 50,000 Kentucky kids with his Bill's Weather 101presentations. It's a program that makes teaching the complexities of weather fun and interesting for the kids that has become very popular. 

    The chances are good that your child or one you know has had a visit from LEX18 18 Storm Tracker Chief Meteorologist Bill Meck. Since arriving in Lexington way back in 1999 Bill has seen over 50,000 Kentucky kids with his Bill's Weather 101presentations. It's a program that makes teaching the complexities of weather fun and interesting for the kids that has become very popular. 

  • Jill Szwed - LEX 18 Weekend Meteorologist

    Jill Szwed - LEX 18 Weekend Meteorologist

    Jill Szwed, LEX18 Weekend MeteorologistJill Szwed, LEX18 Weekend Meteorologist

    Jill Szwed joined the LEX18 Storm Tracker Weather team as the weekend meteorologist in May 2016, and she is thrilled to call the Bluegrass home! Family and friends knew from an early age that Jill wanted to be a meteorologist. Her interest in the weather began in her sixth grade science class and her passion grew through experiencing severe flooding, countless snowstorms, and a tornado that hit the downtown area of her hometown Pittsburgh, PA. 

    Jill Szwed joined the LEX18 Storm Tracker Weather team as the weekend meteorologist in May 2016, and she is thrilled to call the Bluegrass home! Family and friends knew from an early age that Jill wanted to be a meteorologist. Her interest in the weather began in her sixth grade science class and her passion grew through experiencing severe flooding, countless snowstorms, and a tornado that hit the downtown area of her hometown Pittsburgh, PA. 

  • Seth Phillips - LEX 18 Afternoon Meteorologist

    Seth Phillips - LEX 18 Afternoon Meteorologist

    Seth Phillips - LEX18Seth Phillips - LEX18

    Seth Phillips joined the LEX18 Storm Tracker Weather team as the afternoon meteorologist in May 2016. Born in the heart of Cajun Country (Lafayette, LA), Seth is no stranger to severe weather. Growing up, hurricanes and tornadoes grabbed his attention and started him on his path to tell the weather story. In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 

    Seth Phillips joined the LEX18 Storm Tracker Weather team as the afternoon meteorologist in May 2016. Born in the heart of Cajun Country (Lafayette, LA), Seth is no stranger to severe weather. Growing up, hurricanes and tornadoes grabbed his attention and started him on his path to tell the weather story. In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 

  • Alan Cutler - LEX 18 Sports Director/Anchor

    Alan Cutler - LEX 18 Sports Director/Anchor

    Alan CutlerAlan Cutler

    Hometown:Long Beach, NYYears with station:1981-1984, 1987-presentCurrent position:Sports Reporter/AnchorWhich newscasts:Any and allAwards/Recognition you have received:Host of LEX 18 High School SportsZone, voted No. 1 sports program in KentuckyEducation:Degree from Cortland StateHobbies and/or Interests:YogaFavorite book:"Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hil

    Hometown:Long Beach, NYYears with station:1981-1984, 1987-presentCurrent position:Sports Reporter/AnchorWhich newscasts:Any and allAwards/Recognition you have received:Host of LEX 18 High School SportsZone, voted No. 1 sports program in KentuckyEducation:Degree from Cortland StateHobbies and/or Interests:YogaFavorite book:"Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hil

  • Keith Farmer - LEX 18 Evening Sports Anchor

    Keith Farmer - LEX 18 Evening Sports Anchor

    Keith FarmerKeith Farmer

    Keith is from Richmond, KY., and attended Madison Central High School, home of the 2013 high school basketball champion Indians, and later Morehead State University.He started his career in Eastern Kentucky at WYMT where the focus was on high school sports and the University of Kentucky. 

    Keith is from Richmond, KY., and attended Madison Central High School, home of the 2013 high school basketball champion Indians, and later Morehead State University.He started his career in Eastern Kentucky at WYMT where the focus was on high school sports and the University of Kentucky. 

  • Dorian Craft - LEX 18 Weekend Sports Anchor

    Dorian Craft - LEX 18 Weekend Sports Anchor

    Dorian CraftDorian Craft

    Dorian Craft joined the LEX 18 Sports Department as the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August, 2015, and is excited to be back in Lexington where she got her start - she was born at Central Baptist Hospital!Dorian comes to WLEX from WHAG in Hagerstown, Md., 

    Dorian Craft joined the LEX 18 Sports Department as the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in August, 2015, and is excited to be back in Lexington where she got her start - she was born at Central Baptist Hospital!Dorian comes to WLEX from WHAG in Hagerstown, Md., 

  • Karolina Buczek - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

    Karolina Buczek - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

    Karolina Buczek, LEX18 ReporterKarolina Buczek, LEX18 Reporter

    Karolina comes to us from WJFW in Northern Wisconsin where brutally cold winters last for far too long. She's excited to be in Lexington and is loving the weather!  In Wisconsin, Karolina covered everything from murder trials...

    Karolina comes to us from WJFW in Northern Wisconsin where brutally cold winters last for far too long. She's excited to be in Lexington and is loving the weather!  In Wisconsin, Karolina covered everything from murder trials...

  • Bonnie Campo - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

    Bonnie Campo - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

    Bonnie CampoBonnie Campo

    Bonnie Campo came all the way from Minot, North Dakota to join LEX18. She got into journalism to try and make a difference in this world.  ver the past four years, Bonnie has traveled from Oklahoma to Arizona, and then North Dakota to Kentucky as an investigative and feature reporter. She's settling into the Bluegrass nicely, and wants to make the Commonwealth her home. When she's not at work, you can find hiking, biking, listening to...

    Bonnie Campo came all the way from Minot, North Dakota to join LEX18. She got into journalism to try and make a difference in this world.  ver the past four years, Bonnie has traveled from Oklahoma to Arizona, and then North Dakota to Kentucky as an investigative and feature reporter. She's settling into the Bluegrass nicely, and wants to make the Commonwealth her home. When she's not at work, you can find hiking, biking, listening to...

  • Conroy Delouche - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

    Conroy Delouche - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

    Conroy DeLouche - LEX18Conroy DeLouche - LEX18

    Conroy Delouche joined the LEX18 News team in June 2016 as a general assignment reporter. He’s worked in a few different newsrooms, including one in eastern Kentucky, but he comes to Lexington after spending the last few years as a high school teacher. Conroy graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in Columbia, he reported and anchored weekends at KOMU. 

    Conroy Delouche joined the LEX18 News team in June 2016 as a general assignment reporter. He’s worked in a few different newsrooms, including one in eastern Kentucky, but he comes to Lexington after spending the last few years as a high school teacher. Conroy graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in Columbia, he reported and anchored weekends at KOMU. 

  • Joe Ducey - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

    Joe Ducey - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

    Joe DuceyJoe Ducey

    WLEX's Joe Ducey joined the team in September 2015. Born in New York City and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Joe has had a passion for broadcast news since Jr. High School. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pa., with a degree in Mass Media Communications. 

    WLEX's Joe Ducey joined the team in September 2015. Born in New York City and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Joe has had a passion for broadcast news since Jr. High School. He graduated from East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pa., with a degree in Mass Media Communications. 

  • Tiffany Jackson - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

    Tiffany Jackson - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

    Tiffany Jackson joined the LEX 18 News Team in May of 2017 as a Multimedia Journalist. Tiffany comes to Lexington from Panama City Beach, Florida where she reported on everything from local government, to murder trials, to hurricanes. Originally from Nashville, Tiffany is excited to be closer to home and back where she can enjoy all four seasons again. Tiffany graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, but she hopes viewers won't hold that against her! She promises to kee...

    Tiffany Jackson joined the LEX 18 News Team in May of 2017 as a Multimedia Journalist. Tiffany comes to Lexington from Panama City Beach, Florida where she reported on everything from local government, to murder trials, to hurricanes. Originally from Nashville, Tiffany is excited to be closer to home and back where she can enjoy all four seasons again. Tiffany graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, but she hopes viewers won't hold that against her! She promises to kee...

  • Conor McCue - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

    Conor McCue - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

    Conor McCue - LEX18 General Assignment ReporterConor McCue - LEX18 General Assignment Reporter

    Conor McCue joined the LEX 18 News Team in June 2016 as a general assignment reporter.  He is a proud Colorado native who is very excited to explore the Bluegrass and tell the stories that really matter. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and emphasis on Integrative Physiology (he is well aware of how strange that combination is), 

    Conor McCue joined the LEX 18 News Team in June 2016 as a general assignment reporter.  He is a proud Colorado native who is very excited to explore the Bluegrass and tell the stories that really matter. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and emphasis on Integrative Physiology (he is well aware of how strange that combination is), 

  • Jacqueline Nie - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

    Jacqueline Nie - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

    Jacqueline Nie joined LEX18 News Team in May of 2017 as a Multimedia Journalist. Jacqueline is no stranger to Lexington; she is a former intern at LEX18 and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is excited to make Lexington home again!  Jacqueline made the move back here from Bowling Green. She worked for the ABC affiliate for nearly two years as a weekend anchor and reporter. During her time in South Central Kentucky, she had the opportunity to cover major local, sta...

    Jacqueline Nie joined LEX18 News Team in May of 2017 as a Multimedia Journalist. Jacqueline is no stranger to Lexington; she is a former intern at LEX18 and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is excited to make Lexington home again!  Jacqueline made the move back here from Bowling Green. She worked for the ABC affiliate for nearly two years as a weekend anchor and reporter. During her time in South Central Kentucky, she had the opportunity to cover major local, sta...

  • Leigh Searcy - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

    Leigh Searcy - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

    Leigh SearcyLeigh Searcy

    Hometown:Versailles, KentuckyYears at station:3 1/2Current position:News ReporterNewscasts:LEX18 News at Noon, 5, 5:30 and 6pmOther professional experience:Reporter for WLWT in Cincinnati for five years.Awards/Recognitions:Honored for "Best Reporter" by the Associated Press.Education:Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Western Kentucky University.Hobbies/interests:Horseback riding, outdoor activities and decorating.

    Hometown:Versailles, KentuckyYears at station:3 1/2Current position:News ReporterNewscasts:LEX18 News at Noon, 5, 5:30 and 6pmOther professional experience:Reporter for WLWT in Cincinnati for five years.Awards/Recognitions:Honored for "Best Reporter" by the Associated Press.Education:Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Western Kentucky University.Hobbies/interests:Horseback riding, outdoor activities and decorating.

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