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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A Lexington park is getting a new playground and they need your help.  Karyn Czar has details.

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The city of Lexington is pausing to join the nation in remembering the victims and the heroes of the 9/11 Terror Attacks which took place 18 years ago today.  A Wreath Hanging ceremony took place earlier this morning at the Fallen Police and Fire Memorials in Phoenix Park.  WUKY's Karyn Czar reports.

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Physicians and lawmakers joined forces at UK Tuesday to highlight the importance of screening for ovarian cancer. More from WUKY’s Karyn Czar.


A monument to recognize the contributions of women throughout history will be placed in downtown Lexington in time to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. More from WUKY’s Karyn Czar.

Rock & Roots afternoon host Joe Conkwright catches up with Tyler Childers' band The Food Stamps, and talks with proud Kentuckians Jesse Wells, Chase Lewis, and Craig Burletic. They are performing with Tyler  this evening (August  6) on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. It will the national television debut for Lexington native Tyler Childers and his band.

They'll also be performing this Sunday evening at Keeneland for the Railbird Festival. 

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates

More than 200 organ transplants were performed last year just at the University of Kentucky. More than 113,000 people are on a waiting list nationwide. As Karyn Czar reports, one group is trying to help them find donors.


Vekoma is the 9-5 morning line favorite from the No. 2 post for the 95th Blue Grass at Keeneland that will award 170 total points toward next month's Kentucky Derby.

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Chicken Wings is a staple of the menu at KSBar and Grille in Lexington but today for dessert they were serving up some humble pie to a politician from the Volunteer state.  Knox County, Tennessee mayor Glenn Jacobs joined Lexington mayor Linda Gorton to don a Blue and White UK T-Shirt and pay up for a bet after the Wildcats beat the Vols in the first basketball matchup of the season.

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A new event has been added to the Keeneland calendar this year and it isn't a horse race.  WUKY's Karyn Czar covered the announcement and she files this report.

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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.