Matthew Barzun http://wfpl.org en Kentucky's Long History of International Diplomacy http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-long-history-international-diplomacy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today in Washington, Louisville businessman Matthew </span>Barzun<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be sworn in as the United States ambassador to the Court of St. James’—in other words, the United Kingdom. As such, he joins a long line of </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who have gone off to represent their government in foreign capitals.</span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Keith Runyon 6470 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Long History of International Diplomacy Louisville Businessman Matthew Barzun Selected as U.S. Ambassador to Britain http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-businessman-matthew-barzun-selected-us-ambassador-britain <div class="resizeFont"><p>President Obama has nominated Louisville entrepreneur Matthew Barzun to be the next U.S. ambassador to Britain.</p><p>A major fundraiser for the president, Barzun served as finance chairman for the Obama re-election campaign last fall.</p><p>The selection had been rumored since January, when the <em>New York Times</em> noted Barzun, a tech executive, was in the running for the coveted foreign relations position along with Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:43:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6061 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Businessman Matthew Barzun Selected as U.S. Ambassador to Britain Report: Matthew Barzun Next U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain http://wfpl.org/post/report-matthew-barzun-next-us-ambassador-great-britain <p>Kentucky businessman Matthew Barzun will be the next U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57575530/obama-taps-matthew-barzun-as-london-ambassador/">CBS News is reporting.</a></p><p>The appointment has long been expected—Barzun has been a key fundraiser in President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, serving as chair of Obama's national finance committee in the most recent election.</p><p>CBS News <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57575530/obama-taps-matthew-barzun-as-london-ambassador/">notes:</a></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:06:48 +0000 Joseph Lord 4610 at http://wfpl.org Report: Matthew Barzun Next U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain Team Mitch Ad Mocks Democratic Candidate Search http://wfpl.org/post/team-mitch-ad-mocks-democratic-candidate-search <p>In the first ad of the 2014 Kentucky Senate race, Republican Mitch McConnell pokes fun at Democrats for being unable to find an opponent for the general election.</p><p><span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">The online spot utilizes clips of President Obama, and shows him looking at a number of rumored challengers including actress Ashley Judd, former U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. </span></p><p>It also notes how a number of prominent Democrats in the state have said flat out they are not interested in taking on McConnell in 2014.</p><p>Watch:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/12pLYOJXMKA" width="540"></iframe></p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px"> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:40:29 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4068 at http://wfpl.org Team Mitch Ad Mocks Democratic Candidate Search Report: Matthew Barzun to Co-Chair Obama's Inaugural Committee http://wfpl.org/post/report-matthew-barzun-co-chair-obamas-inaugural-committee <p>Kentuckian Matthew Barzun&nbsp;has enjoyed a star-studded week.</p><p>On Tuesday, Bloomberg <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/report-matthew-barzun-or-anna-wintour-british-ambassadorship">reported that Barzun&nbsp;and American Vogue Editor Anna Wintour&nbsp;</a>were under consideration to be the next U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:00:02 +0000 Joseph Lord 2848 at http://wfpl.org Report: Matthew Barzun to Co-Chair Obama's Inaugural Committee Report: Matthew Barzun or Anna Wintour for British Ambassadorship? http://wfpl.org/post/report-matthew-barzun-or-anna-wintour-british-ambassadorship <p>Kentuckian Matthew Barzun&nbsp;is being considered for the U.S. ambassadorship to the United Kingdom, but to get the job he may have to step up his fashion game, Bloomberg.com is reporting.&nbsp;</p><p>His competition: Vogue editor Anna Wintour.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:34:25 +0000 Joseph Lord 2786 at http://wfpl.org Report: Matthew Barzun or Anna Wintour for British Ambassadorship? Kentuckians Will Play An Off-Camera Role at DNC http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckians-will-play-camera-role-dnc <p>As Democrats head to Charlotte, North Carolina this week for the Democratic National Convention, many Kentucky delegates will be going for the first time.</p><p>Auditor Adam Edelen is one of those first-timers. Edelen says he thinks his party will show why they truly are the best representatives and supporters of the middle class.</p><p>Edelen says former President Bill Clinton will likely be the best messenger for that campaign at the convention.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 1513 at http://wfpl.org