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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Hundreds of people have rallied at Kentucky’s capitol to urge action in the investigation of three police officers in the fatal shooting of a Black woman, Breonna Taylor, in Louisville.


Baptist Health Lexington has announced plans to build a medical campus that will create hundreds of jobs in Kentucky’s second-largest city.   Karyn Czar reports.

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As we all make our way through the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic together and get used to this new “normal”, I wanted to feature people across the state who are doing whatever they can to make a difference. I was lucky enough to sit down; more than six feet away of course, with American Sign Language Interpreter Virginia Moore. She has stood to the left of Governor Andy Beshear since the virus first hit Kentucky last month, bringing important messages to the deaf and hard of hearing.

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On Tuesday city leaders, first responders and health officials gathered in Lexington to prepare the city for the Coronavirus. More from Karyn Czar.

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Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton gave her State of the City address on Tuesday. As WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports, the Mayor outlined the successes of her first year in office and plans as we venture into 2020.

Kentucky's Rupp Arena Rebranded In Naming Rights Deal

Jan 16, 2020
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Kentucky's Rupp Arena is getting a new name. The home court of Kentucky's men's basketball team. The 44-year-old home of the Wildcats will be called Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center,  Under the 14-year rights agreement with the Lexington-area bank the university's marketing partner will be paid $1.5 annually.   Karyn Czar has details.

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A new program using the latest technology to educate and hopefully prevent teens from using opioids and other drugs is ready to launch in Lexington. More from WUKY’s Karyn Czar.

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The celebration is under way in Frankfort as Kentucky officially inaugurates its new governor Democrat Andy Beshear and his Lieutenant Governor Jaqueline Coleman.  Karyn Czar reports.


The nation’s leading Thoroughbred racing organizations have formed an industry-led effort to make the sport safer. More from WUKY’s Karyn Czar.

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If you're itching to take a Kentucky Adventure Karyn Czar takes you to Eckerts Family Farm in Versailles for Fall Family Fun.  Eckerts recently was named one of the South's best orchards by Southern Living Magazine.