Anchor Reporter

Anchor Reporter




WLKY is looking for a dynamic, authentic Anchor/Reporter who brings the energy and urgency of live reporting to our newscasts.



In addition to solid news judgment and strong reporting skills, we are looking for a true team player - someone who connects with the audience and brings positive energy to the newsroom. The right person for this position can deliver breaking news with urgency, credibility and context; can connect on air and on social with our viewers/users, as well as ad-lib comfortably in appropriate situations.

Our anchors are newsroom leaders who work well with the team to produce and execute winning newscasts. Our anchors write/edit scripts with conversational communication in mind. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, commands the anchor desk, but also has excellent live reporting skills. Must love morning news!

Job Responsibilities:

Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
Works with reporters and producers in newscast production
Covers day-of news or special project assignments
Communicates and contributes pictures, video and text updates to social audiences
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
Appears on behalf of the station at public events, understands stations dedication to community


Proven anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills
Has a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record
Ability to work a flexible schedule and holidays
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production


Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent, proven work experience


Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required
Past reporting experience(2-5 years) required
Demonstrated experience as a co-anchor preferred
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work

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