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:

Exercise, exercise, exercise!

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Kingsley Field and emergency crews took part in a large-scale training exercise Friday in Klamath Falls, in a scenario involving a fighter jet crashing into a river. The training simulation began with a call to 911. The caller …

Klamath Falls cemetery closed

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The closure of a cemetery has many people in Klamath Falls up in arms. Eternal Hills and Memorial Gardens was busy Father’s Day – as many people prepared for the cemetery to close. “I came out today because …

Wildfire prevention poster contest

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Second and fourth graders in Lake and Klamath Counties are helping to prevent wildfires through a special contest, with an artistic approach at fire prevention. This is the 22nd year the Oregon Department of Forestry has sponsored the …

Sen. Jeff Merkley visits Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Senator Jeff Merkley was in Klamath Falls Saturday for a series of meetings, and a town hall session. Senator Merkley started off the day with a visit to Marquis Plum Ridge Care Center. Merkley says he’s concerned about …

Klamath Falls Police need ‘V.I.P.’s’

Police in Klamath Falls are looking for some V.I.P.’s…through a program that might be just right for you. Gary Jones has been with the ‘Volunteer in Police Services’, or ‘V.I.P.’ program for three years.  “It’s not often you get to my point …
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