LEXINGTON, Ky. — Beginning Monday, August 29, ABC 36 will launch Central Kentucky’s first local 3 pm newscast. Anchor Erica Bivens and Chief Meteorologist TG Shuck will host the show, bringing the latest news, weather, and weekly guests while showcasing the very best of our community.
“Based on viewer feedback, we’re responding with a local news timeslot not previously offered in this market,” said station manager Chris Aldridge. “We have a large community of people working hours that don’t always align with the traditional newscast times and we are committed to serving them.”
For news director Miranda Combs, the decision to add another hour of the newscast was critical. “People are noticing the changes at ABC 36,” she said. “If we are going to be competitive in the market, we need to offer shows that fit people’s lifestyles and schedules.”
Other recent moves by WTVQ include adding Lee Cruse and Hayley Harmon on the Good Morning Kentucky anchor desk, hiring chief meteorologist T.G. Shuck, sports director Jeff Piecoro, partnering the fan favorite husband and wife team of Doug & Lyssa High on Midday Kentucky featuring High Noon, and pairing veteran journalist Erica Bivens on the nightly news desk with new co-anchor Paxton Boyd.
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