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Oct 21, 2010 4:52 PM

Leigh Searcy - LEX 18 News General Assignment Reporter

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Hometown: Versailles, Kentucky
Years at station: 3 1/2
Current position: News Reporter
Newscasts: LEX 18 News at Noon, 5, 5:30 and 6pm
Other 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.
Family: Husband, Son Reece (born December 2006) and daughter Olivia (born June 2008)
Pets: Two dogs and two cats.
Favorite book: Love mysteries, enjoying a new author named Karin Slaughter.
Favorite movies: "
Beaches" - I love Bette Midler and any Tommy Lee Jones or Morgan Freeman movie.
What I like most about the area: The beautiful horse farms that make this area so unique.
Most interesting assignment? I've had so many that it's hard to mention just one. For six months I followed Cincinnati police recruits through the academy. It was an eye-opening experience. Because of the personal involvement, you get attached to the trainers and recruits. So attached that every time you hear of a police officer injured, you wonder if it's someone you know. I think police officers show tremendous dedication to their job and justice.
Other information: I enjoy my job. I love the competitiveness of it. I never know what story I'm covering from one day to the next. I love the spontaneity of it. I meet so many interesting people and yes, animals!

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