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Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

2005

Worked for WHAS Radio and Television in Louisville from 1958 until 1978, starting as a newscast script writer before moving to on-air reporting and specializing in politics and government. Joined The Courier-Journal as a reporter; became political writer in December 1979, a post he held nine years. Became an assistant city editor in 1989 and assistant regional editor supervising state and Washington coverage, in 1991. As dean of Kentucky political reporters, covered 12 national political conventions, every regular and special session of the Kentucky General Assembly from 1964 through 1988 and every election from 1963 through 1988. Known for his keen understanding of politicians and their strategies. Retired from The Courier-Journal in 1997.