Kayla VanMeter

Kayla VanMeter, formerly known as Kayla Vanover, joined our team in 2015, but this wasn't her first time working for WAVE 3 News. Kayla grew up in southwest Louisville and graduated from PRP High School in 2008. Kayla and her husband, Willie, moved to Meade County in 2014. She's passionate about her community and is humbled to be the voice of many of her neighbors in her role as a general assignment reporter. You'll often find Kayla filling in on the anchor desk and for WAVE Country with Dawne Gee. Kayla began her journalism career as a summer intern at WAVE 3 News in 2012. That December, she graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in broadcast news and a minor in sales. Kayla then returned to WAVE 3 News as a content specialist, where she operated cameras, audio and graphics and produced web content. Soon after, she moved to Bowling Green to begin her on-air career at WBKO-TV, an ABC affiliate. There, Kayla worked as an anchor, reporter and producer. In her time at WBKO, she helped research investigative reports and assisted on political beats. Kayla says one of the most memorable stories she covered was the sinkhole collapse at the National Corvette Museum. Kayla's curiosity led her to her career. She says there is no such thing as a "stranger," adding that she's eager to speak at and lead local events. You can contact Kayla via email about upcoming events or story ideas. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, playing with her goats, fishing and floating in a nearby lake.

Recent Articles by Kayla

Man accused of raping, beating two women

Caught in the Act: Cemetery vandalism and felony theft in the Highlands

Man charged with trafficking drugs near elementary school

Caught in the Act: Etown Police hope to identify theft suspect

Caught in the Act: WAVE Country enters new year with unsolved crimes

Louisville man facing 30 charges for escaping Home Incarceration Program

Registration fees for KDF marathons increase Friday

Farm to Fork expands to storefront in Portland neighborhood

Bullet fires into home with 5 children inside during armed robbery

JCPS looking for bus drivers during job fair

61 World War II veterans fly to Washington D.C. on honor flight

Justify works out at Churchill Downs 1 last time, before leaving for New York

Teachers, students stage walk-ins in support of JCPS board

Derby winner Justify shows off at Churchill Downs weeks ahead of Preakness

KY 120 encourages teachers to attend school on Monday

LG&E bills take a plunge for some

Potential UofL president pool narrowed down to 10 applicants

MSD begins to close floodwall openings to keep Louisville dry

How not learning the gender of my baby is changing my life

Volunteers brave bitter temperatures to count Louisville's homelessness