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Ken Kurtz

Ken Kurtz

2007

Born in West Virginia and worked in television news in that state, Indiana, and South Carolina before coming to Lexington in 1975 as news director and vice president of news for WKYT-TV. Became director of long range planning for WKYT and WMYT in 1988; retired in 1989. Served as president of the Associated Press Broadcasters of Kentucky and on board of directors for Radio and Television News Directors’ Association. Frequent guest on KET’s “Comment on Kentucky.” Active in journalism organizations post-retirement, including serving as Kentucky state chair for Society of Professional Journalists’ Project Sunshine, focusing on freedom of information issues. Graduate of Swarthmore College.