Joseph Lord

Online Managing Editor

Joseph Lord is a Louisville native who was raised in Jeffersontown. He attended Western Kentucky University before covering public safety and later city government for The Anniston (Ala.) Star. He's also covered education for The Tribune and Evening News in southern Indiana and music and pop culture for Velocity, The Courier-Journal's weekly entertainment magazine. 

 Most recently, Joseph has been a digital news reporter for The Courier-Journal. Joseph, 32, and his wife, Brandy Warren, have two daughters and live in the St. Joseph neighborhood.

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Local News
3:46 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Photos | Louisville Cardinals Fans Celebrate National Championship, But...

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Thousands of fans flooded Cardinal Boulevard after the Louisville Cardinals won the 2013 men's national championship. They screamed, hugged, cheered and screamed some more. Early on, a few minor incidents happened—fireworks were set off in the crowd, a guy climbed a tree, bottles shattered on the ground.

But, later, there was an incident in the crowd. Bottles were reportedly tossed at police and officers were reportedly knocked to the ground; officers responded by firing pepper pellets to disperse the crowd, a university spokesman said.

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Local News
3:27 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Louisville Metro Police: Don't Shoot Guns if the Louisville Cardinals Win Championship

Louisville Cardinals fans celebrating Saturday night near the UofL campus.
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Louisville Metro Police are urging people to refrain from shooting guns in the air if the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team wins tonight's NCAA national championship game.

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Local News
7:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Denny Crum on Louisville Cardinals' Titles in the '80s: 'It Was a Beautiful Thing'

Denny Crum
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The Louisville men's basketball team plays for a national championship tonight—the program's first appearance in the title game since 1986. 

Denny Crum, the coach of the 1986 and 1980 championship teams, is in Atlanta for the Final Four. Naismith Hall of Fame coach retired in 2003. As this year's Cardinals prepare to play Michigan, Crum took a few moments to reflect with WFPL on what championships mean for the university and the city.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun April 7, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Coach Jeff Walz: 'Our Ultimate Goal is to Win a National Championship'

Jeff Walz
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The Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team is the surprise of women's basketball—but Coach Jeff Walz tells WFPL that they have no intention of being satisfied with a Final Four banner.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun April 7, 2013

What We're Reading | 4.7.13

Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Photos | Louisville Cardinals Fans Celebrate Win Over Wichita State

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The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team advanced to the national championship game on Saturday night after defeating the Wichita State Shockers.

And, as expected, fans took to the streets throughout the city to celebrate.

The Cardinal Towne development was quickly flooded with students and fans after the game.

Here's what it looked like:

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Local News
8:38 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Advance to National Championship Game

The Louisville Cardinals advanced Saturday evening to the NCAA Tournament championship game, but not before getting a scare from the Wichita State Shockers.

The overall No. 1-seeded Cardinals trailed by a point at halftime and through most of the second half to the No. 9 seed Shockers, but managed to come back as the game closed.

The Cardinals won 72-68.

Russ Smith led UofL with 21 points.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Rick Pitino: 'Wichita State Can Beat Us'

Rick Pitino
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Despite being the favorites to win the men’s basketball national championship, Coach Rick Pitino says his Louisville Cardinals face a tough challenge Saturday.

The Cardinals are the NCAA Tournament’s overall No. 1 seed. Pitino says he’s watched their opponent, the No. 9 seeded Wichita State Shockers, and is convinced that they’re underrated.

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Local News
10:53 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Byline Today: Louisville Cardinals' Jeff Walz, Coal Declines and More

The Louisville Cardinals women's and men's basketball teams play this weekend in the Final Four—meanwhile coal is declining and an exhibit in Louisville focuses on the Transatlantic slave trade. Hear about these topics and more this afternoon on Byline.

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Local News
10:28 am
Fri April 5, 2013

ESPN: Rick Pitino to Join Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino will join the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining his predecessor Denny Crum, ESPN is reporting.

The announcement for the 2013 Hall of Fame class will be made Monday, ESPN added.

Pitino was nominated in 2012 but was not elected.

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