For most of 2010 (and the two decades before) John Boel was one of Louisville’s most recognized reporters, anchoring WLKY newscasts and producing investigative reports. He was also one of the city’s most honored—70 Emmy awards, 9 Murrows and 39 first place finishes in Associated Press competitions.
That changed at the end of the year. Boel was arrested for a DUI, his second. He was fired. After a series of stories about his arrest (including several on WLKY), Boel dissapeared from local media. He entered rehab and served time on house arrest.
Now Boel is back. He’s thinner and healthier and no longer attempting to compete in Iron Man triathlons the day after drinking a case of beer. He also has a new book, On the News…In the News.