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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Local/Regional News
2:16 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Gun Violence Memorial to Coincide With Lexington Gun Show

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Several central Kentucky ministers will gather in downtown Lexington to hold a memorial for the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting on the same weekend as a large gun show.

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WUKY In Depth
8:11 am
Fri December 21, 2012

UK Healthcare Reviewing Pediatric Heart Surgeries, Sending Patients to Other Hospitals

Waylon Rainey was born with a congenital heart defect. After receiving treatment at Kentucky Children's Hospital, he was referred to Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo courtesy Rainey family.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Children’s Hospital treats some of the sickest and smallest patients from across central and eastern Kentucky. But for the past several weeks, pediatric heart surgeries have been referred to other hospitals. As Brenna Angel reports, UK Healthcare is reviewing its program, but the reasons why are unclear.

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Local/Regional News
1:57 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Fayette Co. Schools Reviews Safety Procedures, Sends Officers to Middle and Elementary Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Tom Shelton reminded school principals and administrators over the weekend of the district’s building entrance and safety procedures following the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

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Local/Regional News
3:32 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Ky. Supreme Weighing "Conduct Unbecoming a Teacher"

Rosalind Hurley-Richards

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Supreme Court is weighing whether actions by an award winning educator who disciplined an elementary school student constitute “conduct unbecoming a teacher.” 

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Local/Regional News
12:10 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Report: Teacher Pensions Underfunded and Unfair

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Teacher pensions across the country are severely underfunded, inflexible, and unfair to employers and employees, according to a new report out Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
5:58 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Lexington Nightlife Growing, Needs More Suburbanites

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The number of bars and restaurants in downtown Lexington has tripled in recent years, but community leaders say more work needs to be done in attracting people to the urban core after dark. 

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Local/Regional News
2:13 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

UK Cancer Clinic Renamed for DanceBlue Fundraiser

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An annual fundraiser by students at the University of Kentucky is pledging a $1 million gift over the next four years to help pediatric cancer patients. DanceBlue organizers made the announcement Friday with officials from UK Healthcare.

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Local/Regional News
7:16 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Education Officials Set Small, Steady Goals for Student Improvement

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky Department of Education officials say another year of data is needed to determine what kind of improvement on student test scores should be expected from school districts.

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Local/Regional News
6:30 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Dropout Bill Part of Ky. Board of Education's Legislative Agenda

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Changing the high school dropout age from 16 to 18 is a legislative priority once again for the Kentucky Board of Education. During their regular meeting Wednesday, board members approved a legislative agenda for the upcoming session that starts in January.

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Local/Regional News
3:33 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Kentucky Joins Multi-State STEM Education Network

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky is joining a network of 15 other states focused on improving education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math – also known as STEM.

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