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WKYT General Manager Wayne Martin to Retire

Wayne Martin, the general manager of Lexington CBS affiliate WKYT, announced he will retire at the end of the year.

Martin’s retirement caps a 25-year career in television, the past 19 of them as WKYT’s GM. He joined the Gray Television station in 1993.

“Wayne represents the best of what we expect out of our managers, being an excellent professional manager and devoted to his community and his station,” Gray Television COO Bob Prather said in a statement. “We want all of our television stations to be part of the fabric of the community, and Wayne has clearly made sure that WKYT is an important part of the fabric of the Lexington market viewing area.”

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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.

Chris Bailey Returns to WKYT as Chief Meteorologist

Chris Bailey is returning to WKYT, the CBS-affiliate in Lexington, as chief meteorologist.

Bailey left WKYT in 2008 to join WSAZ, the NBC-affiliate in Charleston. His first day back at WKYT will be March 5.

“No one knows Kentucky weather like Chris Bailey,” WKYT president and general manager Wayne Martin said in a statement. “Regardless the season or what the weather has in store for us, Chris has always demonstrated a passion and dedication that is second to none.”

Bailey replaces T.G. Shuck, who announced yesterday he is leaving the station to spend more time with his family.