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1972-2018: A timeline of Bill Leslie's career

Posted June 12, 2018 12:30 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:14 a.m. EDT

Bill Leslie has done a lot at WRAL -- and he did a lot before he got here!

Here's a look at his professional career throughout the years.

1972 - Graduated from UNC

Bill Leslie talking to Billy Graham

1972 - Reporter and Anchor at WKIX Radio, Raleigh

1975 - Left KIX to become Radio News Director at WTAR, Norfolk

WRAL News Team in 1983

1976 - Left WTAR, Norfolk for KULF Radio in Houston

1977 - Named News Director at KULF, Houston

1979 - Left KULF, Houston for WRAL-FM as News Director

1980 - WRAL-FM & NC News Network News Director

1984 - Became WRAL-TV News Managing Editor

1986 - WRAL-TV Weekend Anchor & Tar Heel Traveler

1988 - WRAL-TV Environmental Reporter

1993 - WRAL-TV Morning News Co-Anchor

1996 - WRAL TV Morning and Co-Noon Anchor

2018 - Retired from WRAL anchor desk on June 29

Prior to 1972, Bill Leslie worked at radio stations in Morganton, Lenoir, High Point, Winston-Salem and Raleigh.