Louisville biz reporter takes job with university

John Karman

John Karman III, who has worked as a business reporter for Louisville Business First for the past 14 years, has resigned to accept a job with the University of Louisville.

Editor Carol Brandon Timmons writes, “John pretty much hit the ground running when he became a full-time staff member at Business First in June 1999.

“For two years prior to that, he was a free-lance writer for us while working as a staff writer for the Catholic Record.

“With his experience as a free-lancer, John had a good handle on what Business First and business reporting was all about. So that was a great prep school type of experience for him.

“With the departure in June 2000 of the late Rachael Kamuf from Business First’s news staff, John took on the big job of handling the economic development and commercial real estate beats.

“He has served us — and our readers — very well in providing excellent coverage on those key beats and others, most notably nonprofits and education.

“All of us at Business First wish John well with his new opportunity, but his dry wit, loyalty to our cause and writing and reporting talent will be sorely missed.”

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