WFPL’s history dates back to 1950, when the mayor and the director of the Louisville Free Public Library created Louisville’s first public radio station. Our metro area is medium-sized (approximately 1.3 million people). We are a journalism-first operation, and we produce daily stories and deeper investigations via broadcast, digital audio and online. We’re part of a robust community-supported public media nonprofit (Louisville Public Media) that includes three radio stations, an investigative reporting center (the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting), a statewide network (Kentucky Public Radio), a regional journalism collaboration (the Ohio Valley ReSource) and an online events calendar.
John Boyle reports for WFPL News Louisville where he covers the local civics beat—from Census outcomes to the democratic process and elections to how local government works. The reporting provides the historical context of voting law, districting and civil rights. Boyle has spent the past year as a reporter for the News and Tribune, an Indiana publication, covering Clark and Floyd counties in the southern part of the state. In that time, he focused on the operations of local governing bodies, ranging from those of the smallest towns to the largest cities. His first tenure at the newspaper lasted from 2016 to 2017, serving as the education reporter during school board shakeups and major referenda. In between stints, Boyle took a deep dive into the world of health care as an investigative reporter at Berkeley Research Group in New York City. His interest in reporting started at Indiana University Southeast, where he wrote for a number of magazines and the student newspaper, the Horizon.
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