Lynville, Indiana, native Ken Beckley was a broadcast journalist for 14 years with stints at Terre Haute’s WTHI TV, Asheville, North Carolina’s WLOS-TV and Indianapolis’ WRTV TV. It was at WRTV in 1970 when he and Howard Caldwell were pioneers, as one of Indiana’s first dual-anchor teams. He became the station’s first executive news producer in 1976. From 1977-1983, he served as IUPUI’s first Director of University Relations. During an 18-year career with H.H. Gregg, he served as Executive Vice President and was the public face and voice on all the firm’s broadcast commercials. From 2002-2007, he was President and CEO of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He served as Vice President of the Indianapolis Press Club and President of the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers.