For the last three years, Hazard, Kentucky residents have been starting their day with Dakota Makres and tune in to his morning broadcasts on WYMT-TV. But the anchor has recently announced his departure from the station. Dakota Makres is leaving WYMT News for a different opportunity. Now, his regular viewers want to know where he is heading and if he will continue in broadcasting. Find out what Dakota Makres said about his departure from WYMT here.
Dakota Makres’ Education and Career
Dakota Makres has been fascinated by the news since his childhood. Even in high school, he never missed the 4:00 p.m. news. And during the Great Smoky Mountains fires, he watched every minute of TV.
Makres started his professional education at Pellissippi State Community College in Tennessee. And after two years, he transferred to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
While in Knoxville, Makres served as a news intern at WATE 6 News’ On Your Side. And coincidentally, that’s where he finally met the journalists he had avidly followed since childhood.
His dream of becoming a part of the news industry came true in January 2020, when he landed an anchoring job at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky. Since then, WYMT News viewers always catch him on the morning broadcasts with Brandon Robinson, and their day is made extraordinary by the dynamic duo.
I thought I would share with you all a little life update.
I am taking a step back from my full-time duties at WYMT.
I have decided to explore other opportunities outside of TV news. Do not worry, I will still anchor the morning news for a little while longer! pic.twitter.com/R2M0BTN5C0
— Dakota Makres (@DakotaWYMT) February 15, 2023
Dakota Makres to Leave WYMT
Recently, the morning anchor announced his departure on social media. Makres said, “I thought I would share with you all a little life update. Beginning today, I am taking a step back from my full-time duties at WYMT.”
Dakota Makres is leaving WYMT News to explore other opportunities outside of broadcasting. However, he will still anchor the morning news, First at Four, for a few more days.
The anchor has yet to reveal his official last day or next career move. So, keep your eyes peeled on his social media for further updates.