Leigh Searcy is from Versailles, Kentucky and is a News Reporter for LEX 18 news at noon, 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Leigh was a Reporter for WLWT in Cincinnati for five years. She has been honored for “Best Reporter” by the Associated Press.
Leigh obtained her degree in Broadcast Journalism from Western Kentucky University. She enjoys Horseback riding, outdoor activities and decorating. Leigh is married and has a son, Reece (born December 2006) and a daughter, Olivia (born June 2008). The family has two dogs and two cats. Her favorite books include mysteries, and she is currently enjoying a new author named Karin Slaughter. Leigh's favorite movie is “Beaches” – she loves Bette Midler and any Tommy Lee Jones and any Morgan Freeman movie. She loves living in Kentucky with the beautiful horse farms that make this area so unique.
Her most interesting assignment has been when she followed Cincinnati police recruits through the academy. She says, “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.
“I enjoy my job. I love the competitiveness of it. I never know what story I’m covering from one day to the next and I love the spontaneity of it. It’s so nice to meet so many interesting people and yes, animals!”