Lyle Ahrens

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle's job history is quite colorful. 

He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.

"The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".

When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

Lyle's most recent stories:

Dog show at the Klamath County Fairgrounds

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Some of the top dogs in the country are in Klamath Falls this weekend. You’ll find big dogs, and small dogs at the Klamath County Fairgrounds this weekend. “We have approximately 700 dogs of a lot of different …

Natural gas line break shuts down Highway 97

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A ruptured natural gas line shuts down traffic on Highway 97 just north of Klamath Falls. Am excavating crew hit a natural gas line at about five o’clock Thursday afternoon, shutting down the highway. Battalion Chief Andy Hoskins …
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