We’re pleased to announce that veteran broadcaster and WKYT-TV/Lexington anchor Bill Bryant has been named permanent host of KET’s Comment on Kentucky. For more than 40 years, the series has brought together journalists to discuss the week’s top stories. Bryant, who has been serving as an interim host, succeeds Ferrell Wellman and originating host Al Smith.
“Bill’s enthusiasm, work ethic and knowledge of the subject matter he covers have long earned him a much-deserved reputation as one of our area’s most respected and trusted journalists,” said KET Executive Director and CEO Shae Hopkins. “As he has been doing in an interim role, Bill will continue keeping KET audiences well informed through in-depth analysis and discussion of the key news affecting our state each week.”
“I spend the week in a busy Kentucky newsroom keeping up with what’s going on, and then we gather some of the state’s best journalists to talk about what happened and where we may be headed,” said Bryant, who continues in his role as anchor and managing editor for the CBS affiliate station. “It’s an honor and a challenge to facilitate an informed discussion of news, timely issues and challenges facing the Commonwealth.”
A native of Williamsburg, Bryant attended the University of the Cumberlands before earning his degree in broadcasting and political science from Eastern Kentucky University. EKU has honored him by inducting him into the school’s “Hall of Distinguished Alumni.”
With more than 30 years of experience at WKYT, Bryant currently co-anchors morning and noon news programs for both WKYT and their partner station WDKY and serves as host of Kentucky Newsmakers.
Comment on Kentucky airs live Fridays at 8/7 pm on KET and encores Sundays at 12:30 pm/11:30 am. Live streaming and access to archived programs is available on our site.