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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Office of Kentucky Governor

After touting COVID-19 booster shots for weeks, the Governor and First Lady rolled up their sleeves to receive their third dose of the vaccine during Thursday’s Team Kentucky update. WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports.

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Ford’s selection of Kentucky to build twin battery plants will vault the state into a global leadership role in the electric vehicle market, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday in celebrating the state’s single largest-ever economic development project. A day after the $5.8 billion Glendale project was unveiled, Beshear said the state already is hearing from prospective suppliers that could create more jobs in the state’s burgeoning automotive sector.

Karyn Czar, WUKY

The University of Kentucky has been selected to head up a national research study of the Moderna vaccine's effectiveness and the dosasge needed to protect young children against COVID-19. Karyn Czar reports.


Google today announced that Milo Golding, an 11th grader at Lexington Christian Academy, is the winner of Google’s national Doodle for Google contest. Tomorrow, millions of people will see his artwork featured on Google’s homepage for twenty-four hours. WUKY's Karyn Czar reports.


In a celebration of Pride Month, Mayor Linda Gorton cut the ribbon on updated rainbow crosswalks Monday. WUKY's Karyn Czar has the story.

Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said on a radio show he won’t be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but that he might change his mind if people who previously contracted the disease are getting reinfected at a greater rate than those who are vaccinated. The Republican said on a podcast released Sunday that he doesn’t want the federal government ordering him around.

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Coinciding with new CDC guidance, Governor Andy Beshear will be lifting the state’s mask mandate and allowing all businesses to return to full capacity next month. Karyn Czar reports.

This breaking news report filed by WUKY's Karyn Czar aired on Saturday May 30, 2020.

Once Every Hundred Years

Feb 23, 2021

WUKY's Karyn Czar compiled these reports on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Kentucky.

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WUKY's Karyn Czar recently spoke one on one with State Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray about Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccination program.