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Charles Compton (KPR)

Kentucky Public Radio Correspondent

Charles Compton is a 30 year veteran of public radio, who has been news director at WEKU for five years, has won numerous awards for investigative journalism, soft features, science reporting, and newscasts from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

As a student-reporter, he was at work at a public radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio when NPR introduced “Morning Editon” to the world. He has since reported for public radio stations in Alaska, Idaho and Washington State. However, much of his career has been in Kentucky where he has reported at four public radio stations.

In 1997, Charles helped launch Kentucky Public Radio’s story exchange, and chaired the KPR Editorial Board when it established a state house bureau in Frankfort.