Gabe Bullard

Director of News and Editorial Strategy

Gabe Bullard joined WFPL in 2008 as a reporter on the city politics beat. Since then, he's reported, blogged, hosted and edited during elections, severe weather and the Fairdale Sasquatch scare of 2009. Before coming to Louisville, Gabe lived in St. Louis, which was his home base for years of growing up, studying and interning at various media outlets around the country. 


12:12 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Introducing Smokestack: WFPL's Environment Blog

WFPL's Erica Peterson has something to say. From coal ash to endangered mussels,  Erica has brought in-depth reporting on the environment to WFPL's airwaves and website for the last year. Now there's more. Her new blog Smokestack will collect her reporting as well as analysis on the most interesting environmental news items from around the world. 

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Local News
9:58 am
Sun October 7, 2012

Actor Stephen Tobolowsky on Playing Small Parts and Gathering Stories

Before a public reading from his book, Tobolowsky stopped by WFPL News to talk about his career, storytelling and the little-known plumber role in Much Ado about Nothing.

Stephen Tobolowsky has a long career in film, television and stage acting. You may know him from his role as Ned Ryerson on Groundhog Day...or as Sandy Ryerson on Glee...or as Hugo Jarry on Deadwood...or as the plumber in You May Not Kiss the Bride.

He's played so many roles, he doesn't remember all of them.

"I think I counted and it's been over 120 movies and 200 some-odd television shows," he said on WFPL's Byline.

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Local News
11:56 am
Wed September 26, 2012

New York Times Calls Downtown Bridge Plan "Out of Step"

Louisville's annual IdeaFestival draws top thinkers to the city. Ideally, it gets people talking about the city as well. This year's festival did just that, but the most recent chatter isn't entirely flattering.

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Local News
4:24 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

New Nonprofit Focuses on City Issues, Urbanism

As the world's population becomes increasingly urbanized, a new nonprofit has been formed to make sure Louisville handles the changes appropriately.

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Local News
4:04 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Fischer, Other Mayors Push Congress for Action on Fiscal Cliff

Spending Cuts
The Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is among several municipal leaders from across the country pushing Congress to act now to address the upcoming fiscal cliff.

Several measures will take effect or expire at the end of the year, and if Congress doesn't act, $100 billion in spending cuts and $380 billion in tax increases will hit simultaneously. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, of which Fischer is a member, has sent congressional leadership a letter urging them to act.

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Local News
5:33 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Kentucky Among States With Highest Income Inequality

Median Household Incom
U.S. Census Bureau

The latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau places Kentucky in two unfortunate categories.

The commonwealth is among states with the lowest median household income (below $45,000, Kentucky's is around $41,000) and it is among the states with the highest income inequality.

In the first category, Kentucky fits in with most of the states to the south. Only Georgia has a median income above $45,000, making it the outlier in the south, along with Texas. 

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2:00 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Coal Executive Threatens to Sue Rep. Chandler for Slander

A coal executive is threatening to sue Congressman Ben Chandler over a recent campaign ad.

Chandler is facing Republican Andy Barr in the November election. Executive Heath Lovell appeared in a Barr ad recently wearing a hardhat and miner's garb.

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Local News
10:42 am
Fri September 21, 2012

WFPL's Park(ing) Day Park is Now Open

WFPL is participating in this year's Park(ing) Day. We've claimed a spot in front of our building on the 600 block of S. 4th Street. We're recording 15-second interviews with anyone who wants to sit down and we'll broadcast Byline live from the space at 1:00 today. Stop by to talk, eat lunch or see the show. 

Local News
2:33 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

U of L Medical Center Taking More Time to Find Partner

The University of Louisville Medical Center is going to take more time searching for a new business partner.

The UMC put out a request for proposals for a new partner earlier this year, with a goal to finish the deal by the end of this month. But today (Thursday), officials released a statement saying they need more time. They stress that talks have been productive, but say it may take until the end of the year to secure a deal.

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