Chase Cavanaugh


Chase Cavanaugh first got on the air as a volunteer reader for Central Kentucky Radio Eye, a local news service for the visually impaired.  He began reporting for WUKY in February 2012, after receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. 

Cavanaugh’s interest in politics, economics, and foreign affairs has deep roots.  He grew up in a Foreign Service family living around the world, received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Notre Dame, studied French at Middlebury, and spent a year in Paris at Sciences Po. 

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Thousands of students graduate from UK this weekend.  Reporter Chase Cavanaugh talks with a commencement speaker with interesting origins.   

Chase Cavanaugh

The Lexington forum hosted the first debate for the city’s mayoral primary.  

Chase Cavanaugh

Over 150 professionals gathered at Lexington’s Doubletree Hotel Tuesday for the 2014 Smoke Free Conference.  Ranging from mayors and politicians to advocates and health care professionals, their goal was the same, discuss ways to decrease tobacco use across the Commonwealth.   One prominent attendee was former University of Kentucky President Lee Todd, who led the effort to make the campus smoke free. 


A board game convention is coming to Lexington, and it hopes to show people new ways to play. 

Members of the Kentucky Arts Council celebrated Kentucky Writers Day in the Capitol Rotunda.

State Attorney General Jack Conway opened up Kentucky’s 2014 Victim Assistance Conference Tuesday.

The University of Kentucky celebrated the longevity of its lifelong learning programs Saturday. 

The University of Kentucky’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday.

Over a thousand people filled the pews of Porter Memorial Baptist Church Tuesday for the 11th Annual Nehemiah Action Assembly. 

Over 3500 students have descended upon Lexington to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research with topics ranging from science and math to arts and the humanities.