Brady F. Black
July 31, 1908, Lawrence Co. KY – October 9 1991, Edgewood, KY

Black, born in Lawrence County, KY moved with his family to Ashland, KY when he was a teenager, where he graduated from Ashland High School. He then began work at the Ashland Independent as the sports editor and then city editor. Black moved to the Northern Kentucky area with his wife and children where he began work as a copyeditor with the Cincinnati Enquirer. Black did very well and consistently moved to more prominent positions within the Enquirer. Black was promoted to editor and vice president and elected to the Enquirer’s board of directors. He remained in those positions until his retirement in 1975. Black was a Pulitzer Prize juror from 1963-1965 and was on the board of trustees of the Citizens Conference on State Legislatures. In 1971 Black was hired by Northern Kentucky University to assist with the school’s public relations. Eight years after his stint at NKU, Black was on the inaugural board of trustees of the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington. Black died in 1991 in St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, KY and was buried in Highland cemetery.


“Black is Hired to Polish NKU Image,” Kentucky Post, November 10, 1971, 6k.

“Brady F. Black,” Kentucky Post, October 11, 1991, 8A.

Elkins, Robert. “Enquirers’s Brady Black Dies at 83,” Cincinnati Enquirer, October 10, 1991.

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