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:

Klamath Falls seeks ideas for business recovery

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The city of Klamath Falls is now officially in a ‘local state of emergency’. The emergency declaration was made Thursday afternoon. The move gives City Manger Nathan Cherpeski more leeway in conducting city business during the pandemic. “They …

Coronavirus testing in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – While tests are limited, Coronavirus testing is currently available in Klamath County. “Testing is available in Klamath Falls at Sky Lakes Medical Center, as well as other primary care and urgent care clinics.”  Notes Kellie Hansen, Clinical Manager …