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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University of Kentucky

Race and voting were the subjects of a lecture at the University of Kentucky Tuesday. 


A study on Lexington fire stations was made public at an Urban County Council work session Tuesday. 

Hundreds of students piled into the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum for this year’s Common Reading Experience lecture.


Reporter Chase Cavanaugh finishes his examination of the at-large seats this week by interviewing Kevin Stinnett. 

Chase Cavanaugh

Kentucky’s Governor and First Lady visited Lexington Tuesday to tout tourism and unveil a statewide trail plan. 

In this week's episode of Bookmarks, Chase Cavanaugh discusses Picking Cotton, the subject of this year's Common Reading Experience at the University of Kentucky, as well as an extended interview with one of its authors.

Chase Cavanaugh

Burmese human rights activist Wai Wai Nu (pronounced wey-wey-new) spoke to a crowd of over 50 at the University of Kentucky Thursday. 

Lucy Stone

A local charity for the blind is wrapping up its eighth annual celebrity readers week. 


This week, reporter Chase Cavanaugh interviews Lexington's Vice Mayor. 

Scape Landscape/Architecture

Lexington’s Urban County Council approved the preliminary design for a Legacy Trail rest stop around a soon-to-be constructed sewage overflow tank.