Brenna Angel

Former WUKY Morning News Anchor / Reporter

Lexington native Brenna Angel anchored local morning newscasts for WUKY through May 13. She joined the station in March 2010 after previously working for WHAS-AM in Louisville.

Her work has been honored by the Hearst Foundation, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and the Associated Press. Several of Brenna’s stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Brenna accepted a position with the Lexington Mayor's Office in May 2013.


Local/Regional News
3:38 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Ex-UK Administrator Will Be Rupp Project Manager

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A former vice president at the University of Kentucky has been tapped as the new project manager for the Rupp Arena Arts and Entertainment District.

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WUKY In Depth
1:54 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

In Depth: Detox Pregnancy - Helping Expectant Moms Overcome Drug Addiction

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the number of babies born in the U.S. going through opiate withdrawal has tripled over the past ten years. It follows a trend of skyrocketing prescription drug abuse.

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Local/Regional News
3:23 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Historic Street Clock to Undergo Renovation

Skuller's street clock - circa 2005
mightyquinninwky©™ - flickr

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It once glowed with neon lights, sat on a cast iron column, and even had a pair of 3D eye glasses. The Skuller’s street clock on the corner of Main Street and Limestone in downtown Lexington has been in need of major repair for decades.

Now more than 100 years after it was erected by the Skuller family outside their jewelry store, the timepiece will soon undergo a complete restoration.

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Local/Regional News
8:36 am
Mon May 21, 2012

With No Budget Funds Available, Fire Training Tower Sits Condemned

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Division of Fire is currently training a class of 26 recruits, but they likely won’t have the benefit of using a multi-story training tower.

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Local/Regional News
7:57 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Emergency Responders Put to Test in Tornado Exercise

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  “Help me!” “Can anybody hear me?”

It was a worst-case scenario at the VA Medical Center on Leestown Road in Lexington Thursday. An EF-5 tornado destroyed the hospital, leaving wounded patients crying for help.

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Local/Regional News
3:53 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

A & W Opens Lexington Headquarters

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (left) with A & W executives (and Rooty the Great Root Bear) at the company's ribbon cutting.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A company known for its hamburgers, hot dogs, and root beer is back in central Kentucky. A & W Restaurants cut the ribbon Wednesday at its new headquarters in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
6:40 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Airline Merger Could Hurt Blue Grass Airport

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The head of Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport is predicting that US Airways will eventually acquire the struggling American Airlines, and he’s not looking forward to that merger.

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Local/Regional News
4:14 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

UK Committee Analyzing Incentive-Based Budget Model

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  As the University of Kentucky deals with a 6.4 % budget cut for the upcoming fiscal year, a steering committee is looking at different models for developing a spending plan.

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3:13 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

UK Championship Trophy Continues Making the Rounds

Photo by Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It may not be the most stunning trophy in the sports world, but the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team isn’t shy about showing off its national championship trophy.

Over the past month the wood and gold-plated trophy has been kissed by the players, sat in the Cincinnati Reds dugout, and this week a Lexington baker even made a cake that looks like the trophy. It's made stops across the state from Ashland to Paducah.

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Local/Regional News
5:08 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Lexington Attorney Sentenced in Investment Scheme Case

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Lexington attorney convicted last year of defrauding hundreds of investors in an oil and gas drilling scheme has been sentenced to 25 years in prison by a U.S. District Court judge.

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