Khyati Patel is an award-winning journalist covering anything and everything in Lexington. She joined Spectrum News 1 Kentucky in November 2019.

Khyati is from Houston, Texas. She taught in an early childhood classroom for 10 years, until she transitioned into broadcast journalism in 2014 at a television station in College Station, Texas.

She quickly learned to play all the hats which landed her a reporter and MMJ role in Lufkin, Texas, a small town two and half hours from Houston. Within three months as a reporter, she earned the 2017 Alafair Hammett Media Award For Outstanding Contributions to Public Education Journalism for her coverage. 

Crafting a story is something Khyati is really passionate about while learning new techniques. She loves to explore topics related to education and those that impact communities. She would love to hear your story ideas.