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Leigh Searcy - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

Leigh Searcy Leigh Searcy

Hometown: Versailles, Kentucky
Current position: News Reporter
Newscasts: LEX18 News at Noon, 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.
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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