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

Ashland The Henry Clay Estate

To celebrate national hemp heritage week, the historic home of the great compromiser is holding a day-long hemp symposium this Saturday.

Alan Lytle

Lexington’s Douglass Park, which celebrates its one hundredth anniversary this year is getting a new playground.  That announcement Friday from Mayor Gray and the Park’s Centennial Commission.  First District Councilman James Brown helped secure the funding for the project, which he says is a great anniversary present.

UK Now

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with associate professor of sociology Edward Morris about a new study he and a colleague from Indiana University conducted examining a particular aspect of the achievement gap between black and white students; a measurable difference in the meting out of punishment.

UK Health Care

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Dr. Mark Evers, director of the UK Markey Cancer Center, about his annual state of the cancer center address.


This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer about the timetable for expansion of the Lexington Convention Center and the agency's efforts to get more locals to appreciate what's fun to see and do close to home.

Distillery District's Growth In Popularity - This Week On The Business Side

May 9, 2016
Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle and Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols discuss two new businesses coming soon to downtown Lexington's Distillery District.

Lexmark International

The President and CEO of Lexington-based Lexmark says the sale of the company to a consortium of Chinese investors will not affect the core mission of the printer and software solutions firm and will have a minimal impact on the 2,300 workers currently employed at the home facility.  Paul Rooke spoke to WUKY earlier this morning.

Adios, Macho Nacho, Hot Chicken, And Ale 8-One This Week On The Business Side

Mar 21, 2016

This week Business Lexington's David Nichols and WUKY's Alan Lytle do the post mortem on the Macho Nacho Mexican Restaurant in Chevy Chase which closed down after only 3 months.   They also discuss the hot chicken phenomenon and Ale 8-1's new distribution deal with Cracker Barrel Restaurants.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

To mark Women's History Month Alan Lytle continues his look at some notable Central Kentucky women and their place in history.  He talks with Mary Todd Lincoln House Executive Director Gwen Thompson about the former First Lady and the controversy that continues to swirl around her as a historical figure.

Frankfort March, Civil Rights Act, Major Part Of Powers' Legacy

Feb 2, 2016
Kentucky Historical Society

In part two of our Saving Stories tribute to Georgia Davis Powers the Civil Rights icon talks about her role in helping organize the 1964 March on Frankfort featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and MLB Great Jackie Robinson.