Karyn Czar

Morning News Anchor / Reporter

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.

As a news anchor and reporter for Clear Channel until they closed their Lexington news bureau in April 2009, she has over 15 years of radio experience and has taken home numerous Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow awards including best reporter, best continuing coverage, best spot news, best newscast and best use of sound.

You can hear her weekday mornings during Morning Edition.

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Literary artists and fans of their work gathered at the Kentucky Theatre Wednesday night for the 7th annual Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  WUKY's Karyn Czar reports.

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Mayor-Elect Linda Gorton announced the members of her transition team Tuesday morning. The group will work alongside Mayor Jim Gray’s administration to ensure a transition that Gorton says should be seamless.

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Crews are investigating a chemical spill inside UK's Good Samaritan Hospital.   UK Healthcare Administrator JJ Housley tells WUKY’s Karyn Czar that firefighters were called out to the hospital on South Limestone around 5 this morning.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin had some choice words for California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at a weekend confab in Colorado hosted by the Koch brothers' network.

A Kentucky AAU girls' basketball coach was arrested Thursday and charged with raping one of his players.

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A national pharmacy chain has joined the fight against prescription drug addiction. WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports.

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A Frankfort woman who went missing while hiking with her boyfriend has been found alive. 40-year old Jessica Burk and her boyfriend hit the trails in the Tom Dorman State Nature Preserve Wednesday afternoon. He stopped to take some pictures and the two got separated.


Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has announced a successor to Police Chief Mark Barnard.  At a press conference this morning he tabbed former assistant chief Lawrence Weathers for the post.  Weathers retired from the force in 2016 following a 27 year career. Most recently he served as director of law enforcement for Fayette County Public Schools.

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The US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is in Kentucky today to meet with homeless non-profit organization leaders and the people they serve across the state. WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports.

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Former Vice Mayor Linda Gorton officially announced her decision to enter next year's mayor's race earlier today at a press conference in downtown Lexington.