Episode 72. Bob Hill – Retired Courier-Journal Journalist (1975-2008) & Author
Bob Hill’s motivation to do the best he can at whatever he does culminated in a storied career that began with his decision to be a writer at age 25.
As a columnist at the Courier-Journal, Bob wrote over 4,000 articles. After more than 3 decades with the newspaper, he believed he “had said it all before.” So he left to write more long-form pieces and spend time with his family.
Bob says his career decisions begin with what he does not want to do, then determine what he’d like to do. Bob still finds himself writing columns about everything from gardening and Louisville Slugger bats to bipolar illness and the history of Centre College. He is best known for his book “Double Jeopardy,” based on a true murderous crime and the man who got away with it.
Bob has co-hosted a Sunday radio show, discussing politics, sports, religion, and community issues. In his retirement, He and his wife own a nursery and sculpture garden just outside of Louisville.