“We are all thrilled Erin is joining us,” says Gabe Bullard, WFPL News Director. “She is a sharp and thoughtful reporter. She’s a skilled writer. And she has great ties to the community. Her talents and insights will improve our ever-expanding newsroom..”
Keane will begin work at WFPL News by providing coverage of the Actor’s Theatre Humana Festival of New American Plays. She will then report arts, cultural, and humanities stories from around the community and produce reviews. “Her knowledge and experience make her a leader,” says Bullard, “and we’re looking forward to starting a new era of unparalleled arts coverage at WFPL News.” Keane is not new to Louisville Public Media, as she already provides weekly music news for WFPL’s sister station 91.9 WFPK-FM.
“I’m excited and honored to join WFPL News in expanding the station’s coverage of arts and culture,” says Keane. “Louisville’s performing, visual, and literary arts are vital threads in the fabric of our city, and I’m looking forward to bringing those stories to the air.”
WFPL News is hiring Keane as a part of its expansion of local news coverage, and its commitment to become the community’s best choice for news. Keane is the fourth reporter to join the team in the past year.
Keane has previously worked with the Courier-Journal providing arts and culture reports. She is the author of two collections of poetry, and has taught a course on Pop Music in American Literature at Bellarmine University. She was named 2011 Best Arts Writer in LEO Readers’ Choice awards. Keane earned her MFA in creative writing at Spalding University. A recipient of a fellowship from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, she serves on the editorial boards of Strange Horizons and The Heartland Review and teaches in the MFA program at National University.
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