Indiana Broadcast Pioneers

IBP Hall of Fame

Ken Beckley

Lynville, Indiana native Ken Beckley was a broadcast journalist for 14 years with stints at Terre Haute’s WTHI TV, Asheville, North Carolina’s WLOS-TV and Indianapolis’ WRTV TV. It was at WRTV in 1970 when he and Howard Caldwell were pioneers, as one of Indiana’s first dual-anchor teams. He became the station’s first executive news producer in 1976. From 1977-1983, he served as IUPUI’s first Director of University Relations. During an 18-year career with H.H. Gregg, he served as Executive Vice President and was the public face and voice on all the firm’s broadcast commercials. From 2002-2007, he was President and CEO of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He served as Vice President of the Indianapolis Press Club and President of the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers.

Photograph of Ken Beckley

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