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 City Schools Covid-19 opening plans

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath Falls City Schools will be opening September 8th with ‘distance’ learning in place, though ‘in school’ openings will hinge on Klamath County’s Covid-19 statistics. Klamath Falls City Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Hillyer says students will be learning …

Red is the Road to Wellness

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A new non-profit in Klamath Falls aims to help people transition from being homeless, incarcerated, or drug and alcohol dependent. A former church on Onyx Avenue serves as home to ‘Red is the Road to Wellness’. William Barnes …