Kenneth Pybus, J.D.
ACU Box 27892, Abilene, Texas 79699-7892
Office: Don Morris 206
- J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1992
- B.S., Journalism and Mass Communication, Abilene Christian University, 1989
- Ph.D. in progress, Texas Tech University
Professional Experience and Awards
- Assistant Professor, Abilene Christian University, 2003-present
- Editor, Nashville Business Journal, April 2001 to July 2003
- Producer, Nashville Business This Week, March 2002 to July 2003
Managed reporting staff, including reporters, a broadcast reporter, photographers, graphic designers, researchers and a managing editor. Coordinated coverage of business in the Nashville metropolitan area for weekly publication with readership of more than 25,000. Expanded coverage of local real estate market, health care industry and local music business.
Print: Edited stories, wrote headlines and designed pages. Wrote
editorials, columns and occasional news stories. Interviewed and
hired. Planned annual sections, including Top 25 Commercial Real
Estate Deals, the Health Care 100, profiles of the 100 most influential
players in Nashville health care, Small Business Awards and the
Book of Lists.
Web: Edited Web site content, which included breaking news stories
throughout the day and a daily push e-mail feature to more than
6,000 Nashville business executives. Increased visibility of the
newspaper by expanding the number of breaking news stories each
Television: Produced and hosted a weekly television show on the
cable arm of Nashville CBS affiliate NewsChannel 5, Nashville’s
top-rated news station Nashville Business This Week provides
information supplementary to the weekly newspaper, showcases
Middle Tennessee executives and serves to promote the newspaper.
Guests have included the mayor of Nashville, several public
company CEOs, university and bank presidents and law firm
Radio: Produced daily radio spot on local news station that promotes the
newspaper and provides information on breaking news to listeners.
Nashville Business Journal is owned by American City Business Journals
Inc., the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers,
serving 41 of the country's top markets. It employs more than 300 business
journalists, second only to Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
- Managing editor, Houston Business Journal, March 1997 to April 2001
Helped manage editing, reporting and support staff of and coordinated
coverage by weekly newspaper of business in the Houston area, the fourth
largest city in the country and the sixth largest media market. Edited stories,
wrote headlines and designed pages. Wrote editorials, news stories and
occasional columns. Managed broadcast relationship with News 2 Houston, the
local NBC affiliate, and directly supervised an HBJ broadcast reporter.
Coordinated weekly small business section. Organized regular training programs on reporting, business and libel issues.
Second Place, Editorial Writing, Press Club of Houston Awards, 2000.
Second Place, Editorial Writing, Press Club of Houston Awards, 1999.
Second Place, Column Writing, Press Club of Houston Awards, 1998.
Eagle Award from American City Business Journals for cooperation with
Texas business journals, 1999.
- News reporter, Houston Business Journal
Covered securities, public companies, banking and finance as well as law
firms and legal issues. Wrote a weekly securities and finance column and
occasional editorials. Edited news and television copy. Coordinated Internet and
database access for reporting staff.
First Place, Investigative Reporting, Press Club of Houston Awards, 1997.
First Place, Business Story, Press Club of Houston Awards, 1996.
- Law clerk, Professor David Guinn, Baylor University School of Law
Assisted in legal research and class planning for Constitutional, First
Amendment and local government liability law classes.
- Reporter, The Brazosport Facts
Covered news in the city of Lake Jackson, Texas, local petroleum and
chemical industry and the local school district. Several stories were picked up by
Associated Press wire services and published in other newspapers, including
Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and Galveston Daily News.
- Provide public relations and media consulting services to several clients, particularly in the banking industry.