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. When not covering news, Lytle enjoys cheering on the Wildcats (and Bearcats) and hanging out with his pet beagle, Howie. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Kentucky.

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WUKY In Depth
10:59 am
Mon February 27, 2012

In Depth: Singing The Praises Of African American Inventors

Madame C.J. Walker is well known for the invention of African American-specific hair products, but there have been many other lesser known contributions by African Americans that make our lives easier today.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - We conclude our series of Black History Month Reports with a look at famous, and not so famous, African American Inventors. Special Thanks to Yvonne Giles with the Isaac Scott Hathaway African American History Museum.

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Local/Regional News
2:44 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Mail Processing Center On Nandino Boulevard To Close

Officials with the U.S. Postal Service have been studying closing more than two hundred fifty mail processing centers across the country as part of a cost-cutting move. On Thursday they confirmed that the Lexington facility on Nandino Boulevard will be one of them.

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WUKY In Depth
11:40 am
Mon February 20, 2012

In Depth: The Educational Journey of E. Belle Jackson

Our series of Black History Month stories continues with a look back at the life and accomplishments of E. Belle Jackson; one of fifteen African American women who established Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home more than a century ago.

Yvonne Giles, with the Isaac Scott Hathaway African American History Museum, says E. Belle Jackson was a courageous, conscientious woman far ahead of her time.

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Local/Regional News
1:29 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Flu Cases On The Rise, But Down From Last Year

A spokesman with the Fayette County Health Department says the flu season so far, has been mild. Kevin Hall says there are fewer confirmed cases to report than at this same time last year.

"The flu is down. Last year at this time we had 160 cases. The average age then was about twenty-five. We're looking at about 18 right now, so you can see that it is trending younger."

Still Hall says flu activity is the highest it has been this season.

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WUKY In Depth, Black History Month
10:29 am
Mon February 13, 2012

In Depth: Abe Lincoln And Jefferson Davis Not The Only Native Kentuckians To Become Presidents.

Native Kentuckian Alfred Russell served as Vice President of Liberia from 1878 to 1883 and President from 1883 until his death in 1884.
Photo Courtesy Isaac Scott Hathaway African American History Museum

WUKY and the Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum are commemorating Black History Month with lesser known stories of prominent local African-Americans. In this segment, curator Yvonne Giles introduces us to Lexington's Alfred Russell who, for a time presided over the African nation of Liberia.

Alfred Russell was born in Kentucky to Milly, an enslaved of Jane Todd Irvin. When Jane died, here daughter, Mary Owen Todd Russell inherited her estate. Mary learned that John Russell, her son, had fathered Alfred.

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Local/Regional News
2:53 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Hundreds Of Young Scientists Competing For Recognition This Weekend

Saturday is a big day for nearly 700 Fayette County public, private and home school students participating in the 28th annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair at Bryan Station High. 

Fayette County Public Schools Science Contest Specialist David Helm, a twenty-year veteran of the science fair, says the event is an opportunity for kids to put what they’ve been studying into action.

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WUKY In Depth
10:45 am
Tue February 15, 2011

A Conversation Through History

Lexington, KY – In this special Black History Month installment of Saving Stories, Alan Lytle chats with Dr. Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral Histories in the UK Libraries about its collection of interviews with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and their different approaches to Civil Rights.

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