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:

Suspects sought in Klamath County burglary

Rocky Point, Ore. – A $1000 reward is being offered for information on a burglary that happened early Tuesday morning near the unincorporated community of Rocky Point. Surveillance video shows two men breaking in to a cabin near Rocky Point on Highway …

Local input on Klamath County D.A. selection

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown is getting some help in choosing a replacement for Klamath County District Attorney. Rob Patridge announced he’s stepping down as Klamath County D.A. in early March. Joe Spendolini is a member of the Klamath County …

Klamath Falls burglary caught on video

Klamath Falls, Ore. – A Klamath Falls man is in jail on charges including burglary and theft, after surveillance video led to his identification as a suspect. The video shows a man kicking in the back door of Filipino Grocery store “MERCY …

Rivers running high in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Recent storms and snow melt have rivers running high in Klamath County. The Link River has been flowing stronger than usual this week. “We’re up against our flood control curve in Upper Klamath Lake,” explained U.S. Bureau of …

New logo sought for Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County Commissioners are seeking new designs for a county logo. Commissioner Derrick DeGroot points out the current Klamath County logo was designed in 1976.  “The logo that we have does a good job of capturing the history …

Ordnance detonated at Kingsley Field

Klamath Falls, Ore. – People in Klamath Falls may have heard a small explosion Wednesday morning shortly after 11:am coming from Kingsley Field. Master Sergeant Jennifer Shirar of the Oregon Air National Guard explained, “Yesterday, during a routine flight, one of our …
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