LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A former news anchor, who was Kentucky’s first female news anchor, died Tuesday after a wreck in Lexington.

Sue Wylie, a pioneer in Lexington television news, died after a car crash on Alumni Drive near Chinoe Road.

Lexington police said five cars were involved in a collision, and three people were taken to the hospital. About four hours later, one of the victims died from blunt force trauma, and the coroner confirmed that it was Wylie.

Wylie was a Cincinnati native who went to work at WLEX in 1968 and became the first woman in Kentucky to anchor a daily TV newscast. She stayed in the role for 30 years. and also produced a show called “Your Government,” where she interviewed major newsmakers such as Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.


She left Channel 18 in 1998 but then went on to host a radio talk show on WVLK AM and retired in 2013.

Wylie was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2017, she was recognized for her 50 years in the news with an induction into the National Academy of Television Art and Sciences Gold Circle.