Reporter and anchor Elizabeth Dorsett leaving WKYT

WKYT weekend anchor Elizabeth Dorsett.

Photo courtesy WKYT-27
WKYT weekend anchor Elizabeth Dorsett. Photo courtesy WKYT-27 Courtesy WKYT-27

Longtime WKYT reporter and anchor Elizabeth Dorsett is leaving the Lexington CBS affiliate.

Dorsett, whose last day at the station was Wednesday, began work at WKYT nine years ago as an intern for veteran reporter Bill Bryant. More recently, she has been a weekend anchor.

"We'll all miss her in the newsroom, and I think our viewers will miss her as well," news director Robert Thomas said. "I've been here seven years, and Elizabeth has been here from the start. ... She had great contacts, and she was invested in the community."

In a Facebook post, Dorsett, who had a son last year, said she is "looking forward to moving on to a new career in sales. (I'll actually get normal hours and get time to spend with my family!!)"

A native of Lexington, Dorsett is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She began working at WKYT soon after graduating. Dorsett was known locally for being shot in the leg with a BB pellet in 2006 while reporting on the launch of the Sony PlayStation 3 video game console.