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.


WUKY In Depth
8:42 am
Thu December 22, 2011

In-Depth: Lexington as Task Force City

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In his first year as Mayor of Lexington, Jim Gray has started several initiatives and projects covering a variety of topics, including public safety and long term development.

A tool Gray often uses to tackle these issues is the task force: a group of people asked to come up with solutions or recommendations. Sometimes that work can take a few weeks, sometimes a few years. Reporter Brenna Angel sat down with the mayor to discuss his reasoning for using task forces and their effectiveness.

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WUKY In Depth
6:10 am
Mon October 24, 2011

In Depth: Trainers and Jockeys Reflect on Keeneland Racing

Keeneland Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For 75 years, the park-like ambiance of the Keeneland race track in Lexington has attracted visitors and horse racing fans from across the globe. The central Kentucky atmosphere also has an effect on horsemen. With the fall meet in full swing, Brenna Angel reports on what keeps trainers and jockeys coming back to Keeneland.

When trainer Kenny McPeek watches exercise riders take thoroughbreds around the track on a cool morning at Keeneland, he's looking across a landscape where he not only goes to work, but he's also grown up.

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WUKY In Depth
7:23 am
Tue October 4, 2011

In-Depth: Lexington Family's Tragedy Results in DOD Changes

LCpl Adam Puckett

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The death of a military service member can be a traumatic experience for families, and waiting several months for the funeral bills to be paid doesn't help with the healing process. Reporter Brenna Angel has the story of a central Kentucky family whose persistence led the U.S. Department of Defense to change how it manages mortuary affairs.

When Adam Puckett decided to join the military, he looked at all the different service branches. By the spring of 2007, he was going through basic training on Parris Island.

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WUKY In Depth
9:34 am
Tue August 16, 2011

In Depth: National Guardsmen Face Higher Unemployment Rate

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Across the U.S., the unemployment rate sits at 9.1 percent. In Kentucky, it's 9.6 percent.

But among Kentucky's National Guard members, the amount of people without a full-time civilian job is 15-20 percent, depending on how many units are on active duty deployment. Brenna Angel reports on why it's hard for citizen soldiers to find and keep a job, and what the military is doing to help.

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WUKY In Depth
10:55 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Kentucky National Guardsmen Ready for Historic Mission in Iraq

CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – The United States invaded Iraq in 2003. Now eight years later, the Department of Defense is ready to finalize the military drawdown. Helping in that effort are soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard and three other states. Brenna Angel reports on what some are thinking about as they prepare for the historic mission.

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WUKY In Depth
10:04 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

FEATURE: Local Theater Group Uses Funeral Home for Stage

LEXINGTON, Ky. – When Lexington theater group On The Verge Productions opens its latest play this weekend, it won't be performed on a traditional stage. The venue for "Three Viewings" plays a significant role for the cast, the audience, and the show's sponsor.

Jeffrey Hatcher's "Three Viewings" is not your typical play. It has three acts - each a monologue from characters carrying on after the death of someone important in their life.

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