Byron Crawford

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Byron Garrison Crawford is a former television journalist and newspaper columnist from Louisville, Kentucky.

Crawford is best known for a continuing series of reports on WHAS-TV titled "On the Road," somewhat of a localized version of the series by the same name by Charles Kuralt for CBS. Before his "On the Road" series, Crawford was a news reporter for the station. He started in radio in Cincinnati, Ohio at WCKY as a disk jockey, before moving to Louisville and WAKY. He then went on to WHAS-AM radio as a reporter, a station which was under the same ownership and operation as the television station and The Courier-Journal at the time.

Crawford left WHAS in 1979 to become the Kentucky Columnist for The Courier-Journal newspaper, where his column was of a similar vein as his television work. He wrote the column three times each week until retiring in 2008.[1]

Crawford was also the first host of the television series Kentucky Life on Kentucky Educational Television, from the debut in September 1995 through summer 1999.[2] He has published three books, all compilations of his columns: "Crawford's Journal" in 1986, "Kentucky Stories" in 1994 and "Kentucky Footnotes" in 2010.[1][3][4]

Today, Crawford continues his work penning the back page column, "Bryon Crawford's Kentucky" for Kentucky Living magazine.[5]

Crawford's son, Eric, was a sports columnist for The Courier-Journal until 2008 when he left for WDRB television.