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.

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WUKY In Depth
12:35 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

In-Depth: More Non-profits Receiving City Funds Under Proposed Budget

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s Urban County Government is in the process of developing a budget for the next fiscal year, and a small portion of city money will go to what are called “partner agencies.”  Brenna Angel reports on a new system officials used this year that’s allowing more non-profit organizations to use the funds.

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Sports
2:20 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Road to 2012 Olympics Includes Stop at Rolex Kentucky for Equestrians

Olympic hopeful Boyd Martin and Remington XXV (Photo by Shannon Brinkman courtesy USEF)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - $250,000 in prize money, a Rolex watch, and pride aren't the only things at stake during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event underway at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend.  Equestrians will also be trying to earn a spot on their country’s Olympic team.

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WUKY In Depth
2:19 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

In-Depth: Could Town Branch Creek Flow Again Through Lexington?

Town Branch Creek at the Cox Street parking lot - CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS

Underneath the heart of downtown Lexington flows the Town Branch Creek. It’s been buried for more than 100 years, but now community leaders are talking about bringing the water back to the surface as part of the creation of a Rupp Arena, Arts, and Entertainment District.

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Local/Regional News
12:59 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

From Plant to Plate, Teen Moms Learning Benefits of Healthy Eating

Chef Jeremy Ashby shows students how to prepare carrots for a healthy meal.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Chef Jeremy Ashby of Azur Restaurant led a cooking demonstration Wednesday for students at the Lexington Family Care Center, showing them how to prepare broccoli mac-n-cheese, carrots, almond-crusted chicken tenders, and cornbread.

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Local/Regional News
4:16 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

City Examining Property for Possible New Senior Citizens Center

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As more of Lexington’s population grows older and enters retirement, city leaders are looking for ways to better serve the elderly.

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Local/Regional News
2:01 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

UK Launches Scholarship for Domestic Violence Survivors

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For women suffering physical, mental, and sexual abuse at the hands of their partner, a lack of education can be a barrier to independence. The University of Kentucky hopes to change that by launching a new scholarship specifically for victims of domestic violence.

Carol Jordan, director of UK’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women, believes the scholarship is the first of its kind in the country because it provides a full financial aid package.

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Local/Regional News
4:44 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

First Ever Federal Hate Crime Charges Based on Sexual Orientation Filed Against Ky. Men

David Jason Jenkins (left) and Anthony Ray Jenkins

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Two eastern Kentucky men have been charged with a federal hate crime in an attack against a gay man last year, marking the first time the law has been applied in a case involving a victim's sexual orientation.

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WUKY In Depth
10:21 am
Thu April 12, 2012

FEATURE: Art Project Reaches Incarcerated Youth

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For boys and girls incarcerated at juvenile detention centers, the future beyond their next court date can seem dark and uncertain. The facilities house children and teenagers facing charges that range from habitual truancy to violent crimes.

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Local/Regional News
12:18 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

21c Museum Hotel Coming to Downtown Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s original skyscraper will be transformed into a contemporary art museum and hotel. City leaders and officials with 21c Museum Hotels unveiled plans this morning for the historic Fayette National Bank Building.

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Local/Regional News
12:51 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Middle School Students Walking for World Fit

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of Lexington middle schoolers are putting their sneakers to work over the next six weeks as they participate in World Fit, a fitness program started by Olympians to reduce childhood obesity.

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