CLASS OF 2019
Ken Fouts enjoyed a long and successful career in sports broadcasting, covering more than 3,000 events in 17 different countries. He caught the broadcasting bug while earning his degree in Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, working part-time at Lincoln stations KLIN, KLMS, KOLN-TV, and KUON-TV.
Before graduating in 1964, Ken knew that directing coverage of sporting events was his career goal. He went to work as a producer/director at various stations including Detroit and Cincinnati in the 1960s and early 1970s. Kent joined NBC as sports staff director in 1975. Two years later NBC signed him to a long-term contract as director of NBC Sports. He transitioned to ABC Sports in 1981 and followed that with positions as producer-director for Turner Sports, ESPN, The Baseball Network, and Fox Sports.
He produced and directed events including Cincinnati Reds baseball, NFL playoffs, the World Series, Orange and Fiesta Bowls, Super Bowl XV, and two Olympics.
The breadth and quality of Ken’s work earned him four Emmys including one for his work at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He produced and directed for over five decades before retiring from the Fox Sports Network in 2002
Fouts and his wife, Meta, reside in Cincinnati.