WKYT morning reporter Mark Barber has left the station for a job as morning reporter at WSOC in Charlotte.
Robert Thomas, news director at WKYT, said that Barber, who had been at the station for 2 1/2 years, wanted to be closer to family in the Carolinas.
Charlotte is the nation’s 22nd largest news market. Lexington is 63rd.
“From the experience he gained here, he’s moving up to a major market,” Thomas said Tuesday. “He’s making a big jump.”
Barber’s last day at the station was Tuesday.