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:

Classical music quintet visits Klamath Falls

A troupe of classical musicians is visiting local schools prior to a concert Saturday in Klamath Falls. The five Berlin-based musicians of ‘Ensemble 4.1’ played for a class at Henley High School Wednesday. The mix of sound is intoxicating. Pianist Thomas Hoppe …

Pipeline company opens office in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The company behind the proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline and Jordan Cove Project has opened an office in Klamath Falls. Pembina has opened an office at Ninth and Main in Klamath Falls. “There was not a presence in Klamath …

F-15 Art contest

Klamath Falls, Ore. – What could be the highest-flying, fastest artistic competition in history is now underway in Klamath Falls – and your design could soon be displayed on a fighter jet. The canvas for the design competition is the F-15 eagle. …

I Heart KFalls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A new program helps people in Klamath Falls express their love for their community. 45 pictures have been taken so far for ‘I Heart KFalls’, showcasing Klamath Falls residents, and why they love their town. “The possibilities for …

Debris burn sparks 20 acre Chalet Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore. – It may be mid-January, but that didn’t stop a wildfire from burning on a hillside south of Klamath Falls on Monday. The ‘Chalet Fire’ broke out shortly before 2 Monday afternoon just off of Chalet Drive on Stukel …