Kayla VanMeter

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 breaking in home; stabbing homeowner in face, neck and chest

Why Kayla VanMeter loves south Louisville

LMPD: Man swings 2x4 at victim during attempted robbery

Woman accused of stabbing man 3 times during argument

Man accused of punching LMPD officer cites Bible verse in court

Man accused of stealing motorcycle at gunpoint, crashes in front of police

LMPD arrests woman lying in bed surrounded by drugs

Man arrested with counterfeit money, stolen checks

Man accused of robbing Save A Lot at gunpoint, tells judge he will ‘be out today’

Man accused of beating his wife; kids call LMPD

Man parking cars at Thunder leads police on foot chase through moving traffic

LMPD: Man arrested after stealing five wallets from distracted women

Judge denies HIP to JCPS student accused of bringing a gun to school

Woman accused of setting tent in homeless camp on fire

Man accused of killing 2 people in Kroger appears in court

Father, son accused of sexually abusing 3 children

Man accused of killing 3 people in PRP appears in court

  YouthBuild seeking applicants for summer jobs, huge expansion in Smoketown underway

Man accused of kidnapping, assaulting woman

Man charged with 2nd DUI after police say he almost slammed into cruiser

Woman accused of stabbing man multiple times

Man accused of robbing Metro PCS at gunpoint

Bond set at $1K for men accused of crashing into LMPD cruiser

  Mother charged after leaving nearly naked toddler in car outside of hospital

Man charged with murders near Bowman Field appears in court

Fairdale High students dismantle a trapped car

14 pounds of pot found inside mailed package

Man leaves photo ID behind when running from LMPD

Man accused of stealing Chevy Camaro from car rental agency

Man charged with striking LMPD officer has history of traffic violations