Amy Bingham, the long-time anchor for WBKO-TV’s nightly newscasts, will be stepping down from her current position and moving into the role of Assignment Manager. It is a move that has been under consideration for some time, and Amy is looking forward to the change.
“For the past few years, I’ve had an increasing desire to scale back my hours here in order to spend more time with my family,” says Bingham. “The timing couldn’t be better for me to do that now.” Rick McCue, General Manager of WBKO-TV, agrees. “Our staff and viewers will miss seeing Amy at the five and six newscast each day. However, after 12 years on-the-air we are happy she will continue to contribute in her new role to our newscast, and that her work schedule will allow her the time she desires to attend to her family’s growing needs.”
Contributing to the move is the election of Bingham’s husband, Republican Jim DeCesare, to the Kentucky General Assembly. News Director John Preston felt that
Mr. DeCesare’s election presented the perfect opportunity to reposition Bingham into a new role. “When Jim was elected it made sense to bring Amy off the desk to avoid any awkward situations that may have come up in dealing with the General Assembly.” Preston adds, “She’ll be a tremendous asset as Assignment Manager.”
Although not anchoring the news, Bingham will still appear as a special segment reporter and will remain active in the community on behalf of WBKO-TV. Her official last day as anchor will be December 29th, 2004.
Bingham, originally from Elkton, Kentucky, spent twelve years on-air for WBKO-TV, beginning in 1992 as the host of AM Kentucky, then later as anchor for the 6 and 10pm newscasts, and most recently as anchor for the 5 and 6pm newscasts. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s broadcasting program, and holds a position on numerous community boards, including the co-chair of Bowling Green’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for the Kentucky Arthritis Foundation.
WBKO-TV has been proudly serving South Central Kentucky for over forty years, and is owned and operated by Gray Television, Inc.