Former WDRB anchor/reporter inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame
The long-career of Bill Francis and the one area of reporting that distinguished him from the others.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Former WDRB anchor and business reporter Bill Francis is now a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.
"I had no idea that I would ever be considered for such a thing," Francis said.
He was honored Friday during a ceremony in Lexington for his 42-year career including many years as a dedicated business reporter at WDRB Media.
"I'm just grateful for this opportunity. It is beyond my wildest dreams," he said.
The Louisville-native joined WDRB as weekend co-anchor on the original News at 10 in 1990, and was the first co-anchor of WDRB News at 4, helping launch the first newscast in that time slot in 2001.
He was known for keeping track of local businesses from the small start-ups to the city's biggest employers including Ford, General Electric and United Parcel.
"After covering some of the tragedies and things like that, it was great to be on a business beat," he said.
Francis retired in 2014 after 42 years of reporting.
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