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News Team

Claire Kopsky – LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

Claire Kopsky joined the LEX 18 team in June 2018 as a Multimedia Journalist on Sunrise. Previously she was a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor in the heart of the Show-Me State at KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. She covered a variety of stories including the indictment of the Governor, sexual assault issues in the loosely regulated massage therapy industry and free speech battles. Her passion is investigative reporting leading her to actively search for stories that pos…

Charlie Walter – LEX 18 Weekend Sports Anchor/MMJ

Charlie was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended Moeller High School, followed by Ohio University. Go Bobcats! Walter got his career started in Montgomery, Alabama, covering the eventual National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide. Following his stay in Montgomery, Walter ventured into Minor League baseball, where he called play-by-play for the Tennessee Smokies (AA Chicago Cubs). Following the season, Charlie stayed in Knoxville and helped out in WVLT

Katherine Collins - LEX 18 Digital Multimedia Journalist

Katherine Collins – LEX 18 Digital Multimedia Journalist

Katherine joined the LEX18 News team in November 2017 as a digital multimedia journalist. She comes to us from WHIO in Dayton, Ohio, where she worked as a reporter covering everything from tornado damage to murder trials. Before working in Dayton, Katherine studied broadcast journalism at the University of Maryland. She’s excited to explore Lexington and go to a UK basketball game, although her loyalty will always be to the Terps! Have a story idea or just a suggestion of what s…

Alexa Helwig – LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

Alexa comes to us from WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, Ohio where she produced and anchored the 7pm and 11pm weekday newscasts. Alexa is a University of Cincinnati graduate with a BA in Communication and Electronic Media minor.  

Tiffany Jackson - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

Tiffany Jackson – LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

Tiffany Jackson joined the LEX 18 News Team in May of 2017 as a Multimedia Journalist. Tiffany comes to Lexington from Panama City Beach, Florida where she reported on everything from local government, to murder trials, to hurricanes. Originally from Nashville, Tiffany is excited to be closer to home and back where she can enjoy all four seasons again. Tiffany graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, but she hopes viewers won’t hold that against her! She promises to kee…

Jacqueline Nie - LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

Jacqueline Nie – LEX 18 Multimedia Journalist

Jacqueline Nie joined LEX18 News Team in May of 2017 as a Multimedia Journalist. Jacqueline is no stranger to Lexington; she is a former intern at LEX18 and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is excited to make Lexington home again!  Jacqueline made the move back here from Bowling Green. She worked for the ABC affiliate for nearly two years as a weekend anchor and reporter. During her time in South Central Kentucky, she had the opportunity to cover major local, sta…

Kylen Mills - LEX 18 Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Kylen Mills – LEX 18 Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Kylen Mills joined the LEX 18 News Team in March of 2017 as a weekend evening anchor and reporter. Kylen is no stranger to Bluegrass; she has family ties to Lexington and eastern Kentucky that go back generations. She’s thrilled to now call Lexington home! Kylen made the move here from Oklahoma City. She worked for the Fox affiliate there as a reporter and fill-in anchor for two years.  In the Sooner State Kylen had the opportunity to cover everything from tornadoes, to P…

Karolina Buczek - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

Karolina Buczek – LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

Karolina comes to us from WJFW in Northern Wisconsin where brutally cold winters last for far too long. She’s excited to be in Lexington and is loving the weather!  In Wisconsin, Karolina covered everything from murder trials…

Conor McCue - LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

Conor McCue – LEX 18 General Assignment Reporter

Conor McCue joined the LEX 18 News Team in June 2016 as a general assignment reporter.  He is a proud Colorado native who is very excited to explore the Bluegrass and tell the stories that really matter. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and emphasis on Integrative Physiology (he is well aware of how strange that combination is), 

Seth Phillips - LEX 18 Weekend Meteorologist

Seth Phillips – LEX 18 Weekend Meteorologist

Seth Phillips joined the LEX18 Storm Tracker Weather team as the afternoon meteorologist in May 2016. Born in the heart of Cajun Country (Lafayette, LA), Seth is no stranger to severe weather. Growing up, hurricanes and tornadoes grabbed his attention and started him on his path to tell the weather story. In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 

Conroy Delouche - LEX 18 Sunrise Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Conroy Delouche – LEX 18 Sunrise Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Conroy Delouche joined the LEX18 News team in June 2016 as a general assignment reporter. He’s worked in a few different newsrooms, including one in eastern Kentucky, but he comes to Lexington after spending the last few years as a high school teacher. Conroy graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in Columbia, he reported and anchored weekends at KOMU. 

Jill Szwed - LEX 18 Weekend Meteorologist

Jill Szwed – LEX 18 Weekend Meteorologist

Jill Szwed joined the LEX18 Storm Tracker Weather team as the weekend meteorologist in May 2016, and she is thrilled to call the Bluegrass home! Family and friends knew from an early age that Jill wanted to be a meteorologist. Her interest in the weather began in her sixth grade science class and her passion grew through experiencing severe flooding, countless snowstorms, and a tornado that hit the downtown area of her hometown Pittsburgh, PA. 

Michael Berk – LEX 18 Anchor/Reporter

Michael Berk joined LEX-18 in December of 2015, after spending 2 1/2 years as a Sports Anchor and Reporter with the CBS affiliate up the road in Cincinnati.   Berk has spent most of his career working in sports departments across the country including stops in Eugene, Oregon, Las Vegas, and Portland, Oregon. While in Las Vegas, he anchored news on several occasions, and "got the bug" to make it more of a long-term career choice. "After several opportunities to mov…

Angie Beavin - LEX 18 Anchor/Reporter

Angie Beavin – LEX 18 Anchor/Reporter

Angie Beavin joined the LEX 18 News Team in August 2015 as a reporter and anchor for LEX 18 News at 4:30. The move to Lexington was as much personal as it was professional for Angie. She was born and raised in Lexington, and is excited to be back in the Bluegrass.She came back to the "Horse Capital of the World" after living in the "Live Music Capital of the World." Angie worked at NBC affiliate KXAN in Austin, Texas. 

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Hurricane Florence Relief Drive

Hurricane Florence Relief Drive

September Flooding

September Flooding

Belle’s Cocktail House Fire

Belle’s Cocktail House Fire

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