About Bill Goodman

Since 1996 Bill Goodman has been the host and managing editor of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs series Kentucky Tonight on KET. Additionally, he serves as host for Education Matters, KET’s election night coverage, and One to One with Bill Goodman, where he has conducted compelling conversations with guests including Pulitzer Prize-winner George Will; Nikky Finney, poet, professor and recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry; actor Richard Dreyfuss; current and former Kentucky political leaders; and many others.

In April 2013, Bill was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

Writer of the KET blog “Bill’s Eye,” Bill also holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Spalding University. His collection of personal essays, titled “One Kentucky Life,” will be published in the spring of 2014.

A native of Glasgow, Ky., Bill graduated from Western Kentucky University. Prior to coming to KET, he worked at TV stations in Nashville and Houston. Bill lives in Lexington.


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