Episode 17. Billy Reed – Nationally Renowned Sportswriter & Author (1943-2022)
Billy Reed believes in the power of the written word and its ability to influence people and events.
Billy is a native of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, a graduate of Transylvania University, and a veteran of the US Army Reserves.
He is a nationally renowned sports writer and journalist, and author of twelve books. In addition, he has worked for some of the top news organizations in the country.
Billy was writer and sports editor for the Louisville Courier-Journal from 1966-1986, sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader from 1987-2001, and senior writer for Sports Illustrated from 1988-1998.
In 1972, Billy won two national journalism awards for his investigative reporting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry. In addition, he has appeared on several national television networks, including ESPN, ABC, CBS, and The History Channel.