Alan Lytle

News Director

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree  in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.

Lytle has served as WUKY News Director since 2002 and been the recipient of numerous Associated Press, CASE, and Communicator awards. He took home AP's Best Radio Anchor award in 2016. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and hanging out with his pet beagle, Howie. He recently earned a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

Ways to Connect

Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about how Kentucky might benefit from the incoming Trump administration's plan to invest in infrastructure.

Hundreds Attend Trump Protest In Lexington

Nov 13, 2016
Penny Schmitz

Hundreds took to downtown Lexington Saturday evening to protest incoming POTUS Donald Trump. 

Republican Party of Kentucky

Kentucky voters have spoken with a loud and clear voice.  They overwhelmingly supported Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton and they enabled the GOP to takeover the State House of Representatives…ending a nearly century long hold on the chamber by Democrats.  This means that Republican Governor Matt Bevin now has majorities in the House and Senate to help him implement his conservative agenda.  Late last night WUKY News Director Alan Lytle sat down with UK Political Science professor Steven Voss to get his take on where state leadership might be headed.

Lane Report

This week on the Business Side Lane Report executive editor Mark Green shares with Alan Lytle some of the takeaways from a recent in depth interview with Fazoli's president and CEO Carl Howard.

Associated Press

Two men are looking at some serious jail time after a federal grand jury indicted them for distributing carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine, which resulted in seven overdoses last month in Rowan County.

UK College of Public Health

A new documentary that exposes the darker side of the temporary staffing industry will have a special showing this week at the University of Kentucky.  The College of Public Health and other departments are screening and discussing the award winning film “A Day’s Work” Friday from noon to two in room 223 in the multi-disciplinary science building.

Kentucky Heritage Council

This week marks the the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Kentucky Heritage Council is holding a day-long celebration this Friday.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with the Heritage Council's Diane Comer about the event and what the NHPA has meant to the Commonwealth.

UK VIP Center

The University of Kentucky’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Center held an informal gathering today where people were encouraged to speak out about instances of racism they’ve either witnessed or experienced on campus.

Alan Lytle

When it opened in 1904 Patterson Hall on the University of Kentucky campus became the first women’s dormitory at the school.  Today, some 112 years later the state’s flagship university celebrated the renovation of the historic building as well as the many women pioneers who passed through its doors. 

Josh James / WUKY

Things got lively at the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees meeting Friday  in Bowling Green.  The Lexington Herald Leader reports that three on the panel spoke out about the university’s lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel, the school’s independent newspaper.

Pages