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KET’s Bill Goodman inducted into Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame


KET’s Bill Goodman inducted into Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

For Release: 10/28/15 8:00 AM

Bill Goodman, longtime host and managing editor of KET’s weekly series Kentucky Tonight as well as One to One with Bill Goodman, was inducted into the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame at the organization’s recent awards dinner.

In addition to his weekly hosting duties on Kentucky Tonight and One to One, Goodman also serves as KET’s election coverage co-host with Renee Shaw each election season.

“On behalf of everyone at KET, I congratulate Bill on this tremendous honor,” said KET executive director and CEO Shae Hopkins. “Bill’s talents as a balanced, well-informed interviewer and moderator allow us to bring our viewers in-depth, thoughtful discussions each week on the issues that matter most to them – from politics, the economy and education to the vital role of history and the arts in a well-rounded society.”

Through his weekly One to One conversations with local and national leaders – from across fields as diverse as politics, creative writing, public policy, fine arts, education and more – Goodman has had the opportunity to interview Pulitzer Prize-winner George Will; National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney; actor Richard Dreyfuss; current and former Kentucky political leaders; and many others.

A native of Glasgow, Ky., Goodman graduated from Western Kentucky University. Prior to joining KET, he worked with television stations in Nashville and Houston. He holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Spalding University. His collection of personal essays, titled Beans, Biscuits, Family and Friends: Life Stories, will be published this fall.

In April 2013, Goodman was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, and in 2014, he received the Flame of Excellence Award from the Leadership Kentucky program, of which he is a graduate.

“I am extremely grateful to the Kentucky Broadcasters Association for the honor,” said Goodman. “As I said in accepting the award, I owe this to the many wonderful and productive years I’ve had at Kentucky Educational Television. But it was also a radio job in Glasgow, Kentucky, and a second radio opportunity in Bowling Green while a student
at Western that sent me on my career path. I will always be thankful for the many people
who have supported and assisted me along the way.”

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications