Kyle Horan is the legislative/capitol reporter for NewsChannel5.
A native of the southeast, Kyle joined the NewsChannel 5 team in Summer of 2017.
As an Emmy award-winning journalist, Kyle is committed to covering what matters most to Tennesseans. While his focus is on covering political stories, Kyle enjoys investigative and community interest pieces.
NewsChannel5 has one of, if not the, best photojournalist teams in America. It was this fact that helped bring him to Middle Tennessee.
Before coming to Nashville, Kyle started his career in Richmond, VA, where he worked behind the scenes in newscast production at the local ABC affiliate, WRIC. Soon after graduation in 2010, he moved to Rapid City, SD, to be the station’s weekend anchor, covering significant western events, including migrations of a herd of 14,000 buffalo and nationalizations at one of America’s most fantastic monuments, Mount Rushmore.
After spending time at KNBN, Kyle moved back East, to New Bern, NC. There, he anchored weekends and ignited a passion for telling stories that won him six associated press awards, two MidSouth Emmy nominations, and one Emmy win, right here in Nashville. Kyle covered stories on the deep sea aboard fishing vessels, angling for 700lb marlin, the struggles of a mayor trying to save the only hospital within an hours drive and uncovered an alleged real estate con artist who police charged for misleading customers and his company, costing the business thousands.
Three years later, Kyle was ready for his next journey to Denver, CO. There, he worked as a multimedia journalist to tell topical stories about groundbreaking research, breaking news overnight and featured a story about a non-profit mission to save captives of pirates in war-torn and third world countries. One such mission rescued 26 sailors from Somali pirates in October, 2016.
After two years in Denver, Kyle is happy to call Nashville home. Kyle has covered Nashville’s growth, lively culture and the complexity of Tennessee’s legislature. Most of all, the most important stories he covers are about the people and their unique struggles.
Kyle is an avid runner, gym goer, concert lover and spends much of his time taking pictures or video outside of work.
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