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 is 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 tooling Lexington's streets and backroads in his snazzy 2011 Nissan Juke. He recently earned a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

Ways to Connect

Lexington Non Profits Committed To Green Growth

Mar 13, 2017
UK College of Agriculture

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington managing editor David Nichols about Food Chain and Seedleaf; two local non-profit groups committed to sustainability from the ground up.

Saving Stories: How The Freedom Singers Used Music To Impact Civil Rights Marches

Feb 28, 2017
Nunn Center for Oral History

In this Black History Month edition of Saving Stories we hear from Kentuckian Charles Neblett, one of the founding members of the Freedom Singers which often performed as part of civil rights demonstrations in the early 1960's.

LFUCG

Here’s something to think about the next time you roll over a pothole.  A new study suggests driving through the streets of Lexington may be costing you an extra $1,200 a year.

Josh James / AP Images

WUKY News is looking back on five Kentucky stories that defined 2016 and what they might mean for 2017.

Old Taylor Gets New Life As Castle & Key And Other Bourbon News

Dec 19, 2016
The Bourbon Review

This week on the Business Side Justin Thompson, managing editor of the Bourbon Review talks about several new distilleries coming on line, the new temperature controlled limestone cellar at Makers Mark, and bourbon-themed gifts for the holidays.

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.

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