A longtime journalist who received his bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University has been chosen to lead the Lousiville Courier-Journal. The paper announced Neil Budde, will take over as executive editor on Monday. Budde, 57, replaces Bennie Ivory who retired earlier this year after 16 years in charge.
Budde, who has worked as an editor and reporter at the Courier-Journal, has also spent time with the Wall Street Journal's online publication and with the Yahoo! news division.
After his time at WKU, Budde received his MBA from the University of Louisville.