LEXINGTON, Ky. — After more than four decades, Barbara Bailey – Kentucky’s longest-serving television news anchor – plans to retire from WKYT later this month.
Bailey is considered a trailblazer for women in television news and worked her way up from being a newsroom assistant to one of the station’s most beloved, longtime anchors.
“I’m certain I’ll shed some tears, but they are happy tears,” Bailey said. ” I have wonderful memories, and I’ve made great friends in my years here at WKYT. So when is the right time to hang up the mic and head home? There’s no perfect time. But this feels right. It’s been 41 years.”
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