Veteran Radio Journalist Karyn Czar To Anchor - Report For WUKY

Jun 19, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Accomplished former Lexington radio news anchor and reporter Karyn Czar returns to broadcasting as she joins the news staff of 91.3 WUKY. 

Czar worked for Cumulus and Clear Channel radio stations in Lexington for 17 years, and she most recently served as social media and marketing director for the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism since 2010.

Czar said the decision to leave the amazing team she has worked with in the Department of Travel andTourism is bittersweet, but radio and journalism are her passions.

"I'm thrilled to join a station where local and timely news is a priority and WUKY continues to make that commitment day in and day out," Czar said.  "I've worked alongside several WUKY staff members in the past, and I know this is a perfect fit for the station and for me.  I can't wait to start pounding the pavement again for great stories that impact our community!"

Czar will be WUKY's Morning Edition news anchor and will provide in-depth coverage of news and events in Central Kentucky.  She replaces Brenna Angel who now works for Lexington Mayor Jim Gray's communications office.

“Karyn is one of the hardest-working, most seasoned radio journalists in Kentucky, and we’re honored to welcome her to the growing WUKY news team," said WUKY General Manager Tom Godell. "Karyn’s background and experience will enable us to expand our coverage of news across this region, while continuing to provide our Morning Edition listeners with in depth local news and information each weekday.”

While reporting for WLAP, WHAS, Kentucky News Network, and other Clear Channel owned stations, Czar's work was recognized with several state and national awards. She won three prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and several Associated Press Awards, including Best Reporter, Best Continuing Coverage, Best Spot News, Best Newscast and Best Use of Sound.

WUKY's news department, led by News Director Alan Lytle, has garnered numerous Murrow and Associated Press awards.  He said Czar will be a great addition.

"I am thrilled to have someone as accomplished as Karyn Czar join our news team," Lytle said.  "She's a consummate professional, and it'll be great hearing her voice on Lexington radio once again!"

Czar officially joins WUKY in July.