You’ve read his reviews and profiles (and maybe a few of his books), so you are undoubtedly familiar with the work of Kevin Gibson. Insider Louisville is pleased to announce that we have hired him — again.

Kevin first started writing for Insider in late 2013 as a freelancer doing food reviews and random stories and assignments. He became a part-time employee in 2014 for a year. He kept writing as a freelancer continuously afterward, from spring 2015 until this March.

As a full-time reporter, Kevin will tackle the 3Rs — retail, restaurants, real estate — plus, economic development. Caitlin Bowling, who previously covered those beats, now works as a communications manager at Louisville Forward.

As a contributor to Insider, Kevin has won four Society of Professional Journalists awards.

Kevin holds degrees from Indiana University Southeast in journalism and English and in his decades as a professional writer, has covered sports, government, crime, the arts, music and pretty much everything else you can imagine, he says. “I’ve done everything from riding along on police drug busts to covering the NCAA tournament to interviewing Yoko Ono.”

Kevin is a long-time Packers fan, and as we know, a full-time beer enthusiast. In his free time, he is a part-time musician in the band the Uncommon Houseflies, and enjoys the company of “the best dog on the planet, Atticus.”

He is the author of “Unique Eats & Eateries of Louisville,” “Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure,” “100 Things to Do in Louisville Before You Die,” “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft,” “Louisville: A Photographic Portrait,” “Crohn’s Disease: A Memoir from the Toilet,” and “The Liberation of Crystal Hill.” 

You can follow him on Twitter @kgramone and reach him at [email protected].

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