native of San Francisco, California, Ken Verdoia joined the staff of KUED-TV
in 1981 after serving in newspaper, radio and television reporting positions
in Utah, California, and Colorado.
An honors graduate of
San Jose State University in California, Ken has also studied at the University
of Utah, Cambridge University in England, and the University of North Carolina.
The recipient of more
than ninety regional, national and international awards for journalistic and
broadcast excellence, Ken was selected in 1991 as Utah's Outstanding Young
Professional in the field of Communications. In October of 1997 he was presented
the Governor's Award by the Utah Humanities Council for outstanding career
achievement in the field of humanities.
His documentaries have
been broadcast nationally by the Public Broadcasting Service, and have also
aired internationally. A multiple EMMY Award-winning producer, writer and
reporter, Ken has been recognized for outstanding public service by more than
a dozen national organizations. His first book, Utah: The Struggle for Statehood,
is in its second printing through the University of Utah Press.
He has produced more
than twenty public television documentaries, including his most recent works
Joe Hill (Scheduled for national
airing on PBS in September, 2000) and Glen Canyon (1999). His other nationally
distributed PBS works include Thirty Years to Justice (1985), Topaz
A Matter of Principle (1990), Frontier Code Blue (1992), The
Atomic Stampede (1993), Utah:
The Struggle for Statehood (1996), Brigham
Young (1997), and The
Frontier Photographers (1998).
possible by US WEST, the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, the R. Harold
Burton Foundation, and NETA.