SPEAKER SERIES 2017 Bios

March 13, 2017

Perry Bacon, Jr., a Louisville native, is a former TIME magazine and Washington Post reporter and NBC News senior political reporter and current ESPN fivethirtyeight.com senior political writer. The Root calls him “one of the few African-American ‘shoe leather’ political reporters on TV” because of his penchant for leaving his computer and the newsroom behind to hit the streets in search of answers for pressing political questions.

 

 

Louisville native John Yarmuth launched his publishing career when he founded Louisville Today magazine (1975) and later the Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO) a weekly newspaper (1990). Since 2007 he has represented Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

 

 

August 23, 2017

Elizabeth Mayhew is currently the Brand Editor for Reese Witherspoon’s Southern-inspired brand, Draper James, a contributing editor at NBC’s Today Show and a monthly columnist for The Washington Post. She also is the author of FLIP! for Decorating (Ballantine). She has worked for a number of publications including REAL SIMPLE, House Beautiful, Southern Living, and Woman’s Day. A native of Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of Georgetown University, she now lives in New York City with her husband and two teenage kids.