KET’s Bill Goodman inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
KET public affairs host and managing editor Bill Goodman is one of five individuals inducted today into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. The Kentucky Tonight host joins 184 other journalists previously inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1981.
“For a person who makes his living from speaking, I find myself at a loss for the appropriate words to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for my induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame,” Bill says. “Without the support and assistance of my family and the many colleagues who encouraged me along the way, I would not be here today. To the KET family and viewers, I say thank you – this honor belongs to you, as well.”
Since 1996, Bill has been the host and managing editor of the Emmy Award-winning public affairs series Kentucky Tonight. Additionally, he serves as host for Education Matters, along with a number of other public affairs specials, including KET’s election night coverage.
Goodman also hosts the compelling conversation series One to One. His guests have included legendary jockey Pat Day; Nikky Finney, poet, professor and recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry; Pulitzer Prize winner George Will; actor Richard Dreyfuss; current and former Kentucky political leaders; and many others. He is also the author of the KET blog “Bill’s Eye” and is active on Twitter at @BillKET.
A native of Glasgow, Ky., Goodman graduated from Western Kentucky University, and he recently earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Spalding University. Prior to coming to KET, Goodman worked at TV stations in Nashville and Houston.