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Bennie Ivory, Courier-Journal

Bennie Ivory is executive editor and vice president for news at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky. Ivory is the first African-Amercian to work in this capacity for the paper. He has been with The Courier since 1997.

Ivory also serves as a mentor through the Asian American Journalists Association's Executive Leadership Program and is a member of Florida A&M University's journalism advisory board.

His first job was at the Hot Springs, Ark., Sentinel-Record in 1969.

Ivory with host Candyce Clifft The Courier-Journalís history began with four earlier newspapers: The Focus of Politics, Commerce and Literature, The Louisville Journal, the Louisville Daily Democrat and the Louisville Morning Courier. In 1868, The Courier and the Journal merged as The Courier-Journal, under editor Henry Watterson.

The Courier-Journal was purchased by Gannett Company, Inc. in 1986.

Program 209
The LEO weekly, photographer Keith Auerbach, a visit to the Little Loomhouse, and remembering Justice Louis Brandeis. Plus, an interview with Bennie Ivory, executive editor and vice president for news at The Courier-Journal. (#209)