Two WTVQ broadcasters, anchor Doug High and meteorologist Michael Estimé, will be temporarily off the air this summer.
High, who is also a lieutenant commander/public affairs officer in the United States Navy Reserve, has been called up for 11 weeks of active duty as the interim public affairs officer of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
High, 46, co-anchors Good Morning Kentucky from 5 to 7 a.m., Good Day Kentucky from 9 to 10 a.m. and ABC 36 News at Noon weekdays with Lauren Gawthrop and Estimé. He will report for reserve duty Monday.
Estimé will be on leave for medical treatment for a recently discovered vocal cord cyst. He will receive treatment at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. A WTVQ news release said that Estimé hopes to return to the air near the end of the summer.
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The news release said the station's cameras will follow Estimé through doctor visits, surgery and recovery.