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
9:32 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Local Group Thinks Lexington Can Become a Zero Waste City

A worker in San Francisco collects compostable organic material separate from recycling and trash containers. - Getty Images

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A group of local business professionals wants to see Lexington become a “zero waste” city. As part of community project through Leadership Lexington, the group is targeting ways residents and businesses can increase recycling and compost efforts.

“We really want to encourage the city and people who live in the city to change their mindset so that they’re actually reusing and reducing their waste and then throwing away and recycling material in their homes and in their businesses,” says group member Jennifer Cave.

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Local/Regional News
7:53 am
Wed February 13, 2013

City Leaders Waiting on Report to Plan Next Moves for Distillery District

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A feasibility study of Lexington’s Distillery District will be completed in coming weeks, giving the Urban County Council a better idea of what steps need to be taken in the ongoing development of Manchester Street.

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WUKY In Depth
9:50 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Aging with Down Syndrome: Understanding the Link with Alzheimer's Disease

Brain images from the UK study

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Each year around 5,000 babies are born in the United States with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that can impair mental abilities and development.  As they age, people with this condition are also at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. As Brenna Angel reports, researchers at the University of Kentucky are examining what the effects of growing older have on Down syndrome.

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Local/Regional News
4:15 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

UK Establishing Center Focused on Education Reform

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky is partnering with two non-profit foundations to establish the National Center for Innovation in Education. With a focus on college and career readiness, the center will assist states in implementing the Common Core standards and helping students learn on a deeper level.

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WUKY In Depth
9:44 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Bryan Station H.S. Makes Music and History with Flourishing Guitar Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Public high school students with an interest in music generally have three class options: choir, band, or orchestra. Over the past few years a school in Lexington has expanded its music department to include another opportunity.  Brenna Angel has the story of the guitar ensemble at Bryan Station High School.

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Local/Regional News
11:44 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Music Bloggers Producing Videos of Local Musicians

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A new music blog is showcasing the talents of local musicians from central Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
8:37 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Severe Weather Highlights Health Department's Emergency Drill

Staff at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department participated in an emergency preparedness drill Wednesday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A planned emergency preparedness drill took on a heightened significance for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Wednesday after heavy thunderstorms and strong winds rolled across the state.

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Local/Regional News
8:01 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Jury to Pick Winner of Town Branch Commons Competition

Town Branch Creek comes to the surface near the Cox Street parking lot behind Rupp Arena.
photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After several weeks of behind-the-scenes action, a winner of the Town Branch Commons design competition will be selected this week. Five design firms were invited to submit their proposals for creating a narrow park and water feature through downtown Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
7:41 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Public Meeting Set for Fayette Co. Schools' District Facilities Plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The public is invited to weigh-in Tuesday on the new district facilities plan for Fayette County Public Schools. Compiled every four years, the plan serves as a roadmap for new construction and renovation.

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Around the Nation
4:49 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Unbridled Kentuckians Decide It's Time For A Kick-Ass New Slogan

Whit Hiler (left) and Griffin VanMeter are spearheading the campaign to change Kentucky's slogan from Unbridled Spirit to Kentucky Kicks Ass.

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:23 pm

Kentucky is known for horse racing, bourbon and college basketball. And if a couple of creative advertising professionals have any say in the matter, the Bluegrass State will be world renowned for something else.

They want the state to replace its current slogan, Unbridled Spirit, with a new one — Kentucky Kicks Ass.

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