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:

Cultivating agritourism in Klamath County

Klamath County, Ore. – If you like good food, and a slower, quieter pace, you might consider a farm or ranch for your next vacation. Efforts are underway to expand ‘agri-tourism’ in Klamath County. Farms are growing in popularity as tourist destinations. …

Ussing murder trial delayed

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The trial of a Klamath County man facing murder charges that had been scheduled to begin Wednesday has been delayed. Gary Duane Ussing was arrested in August of 2017 for the murder of David Stringer. The incident happened …

Dancers visit Klamath County schools

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A hallway at Brixner Junior High School served as a dance studio Friday morning. Even walking can be considered a form of dance. Efren Corado Garcia of the Utah Repertory Dance Theater is one of the dancers working …