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WYMT Launches HD Newscasts

WYMT, the CBS affiliate in Hazard, Ky., has launched newscasts in high definition. The station, a semi-satellite of Lexington CBS affiliate WKYT, has been preparing for the launch for several months and doing practice newscasts since January.

“We look at this as a better way to serve our family here in Eastern Kentucky, to better serve our viewers, to better serve our customers, our clients, our partners,” WYMT general manager Neil Middleton said. Watch:

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Steve Hensley Upped to WYMT News Director

Steve Hensley has been named news director for Hazard, KY, CBS affiliate WYMT.

“I’m truly honored to be the news director at the station in my hometown. WYMT is a special place and I hope to continue the tradition of excellence demanded by those before me in this position like Tony Turner and Neil Middleton,” Hensley told TVSpy. “I’m looking forward to the challenges and exciting times ahead.”

Hensley, who was named assistant news director in June of last year, replaces Neil Middleton who had been serving in a dual role as general manager and news director. Read more

WYMT Promotes ND Neil Middleton to GM

News director Neil Middleton has been promoted to general manager at Gray Television’s WYMT, the CBS-affiliate in Hazard, KY.

Middleton, who has been at WYMT since 2002, succeeds Ernestine Cornett, WYMT’s longtime general manager who retired earlier this month.

“Neil’s passion and commitment to serving WYMT viewers and advertisers makes him the perfect choice to be the next leader of WYMT,” Gray Television regional vice president Wayne Martin said in a statement.

Steve Hensley, who anchors the evening newscasts, will assume Middleton’s responsibility in the newsroom in his new role of assistant news director. He will continue to anchor the 4 and 6 p.m. newscasts, but will step down from the 11 p.m. newscast later this year.