About Us

WLEX became Lexington’s NBC affiliate in 1968. Its broadcast area includes a wide expanse of central Kentucky, totaling 40 counties. While it is the proud home of the Oaks and the Olympics, the crown jewel is its award-winning annual coverage of the Kentucky Derby.

Lexington is filled with people who love to give back to the community, and WLEX supports and partners with its community in a variety of ways. In addition to award-winning news coverage and StormTracker weather alerts, Making a Difference highlights people who have a positive impact, Crime-Stoppers generates tips to solve local crimes and Bill’s Weather 101, airing for nearly a quarter of a century, helps children learn about and predict the weather. The station’s goal is to inspire and inform its community, and viewers respond by tuning in and counting on WLEX.

1065 Russell Cave Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40505