Earlier this week we, with the rest of the Louisville media types, congratulated radio wand assault nerd robot man Gabe Bullard for being appointed WFPL’s News Director after a national search.
Here are some words from a press release about Gabe:
“At a time when journalism nationwide is in significant decline and the need for quality local news is in increasing demand, Louisville Public Media has made local news coverage the centerpiece of its strategic plan,” explains Donovan Reynolds, President of Louisville Public Media. “Placing Gabe Bullard in a leadership role will enable 89.3 WFPL to deepen and strengthen local news coverage in Metro Louisville and broaden its reach as a trusted, essential news source.”
“Our challenge was to find a person who possessed equal measures of excellence in journalism and expertise in emerging media, as well as vision, leadership, and a passion to build our local news initiative,” says Todd Mundt, VP and Chief Content Officer of Louisville Public Media. “We realized, as we interviewed candidates from around the country, that WFPL already employed someone with the depth of talent and unique combination of skills to move this news service forward.”
What we failed to do, however, was share photographic evidence of Bullard as he took the throne in his new radio dictatorship:
BULLARD IN NATURAL HABITAT, TRADITIONAL HAT, SOPHISTICATED NECKLACE
Congratulations, again, to Gabe Bullard. All your news are belong to him.