Category: Communication Hall of Fame

Bill Bolen

William O. “Bill” Bolen spent more than 50 years as an anchor for WBRC Fox 6 in Birmingham. Throughout his career, Bolen was witness to many major events, reporting from the front line of the Selma March in 1965 and interviewing John Glenn before his final flight into space in 1998, just to name two. …

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Gilbert Johnston

Gilbert E. “Gibby” Johnston enjoyed a prominent career in law, becoming one of the best-known First Amendment lawyers in Alabama. In 1974 Johnston joined the Birmingham law firm Johnston, Barton, Proctor, Swedlaw & Naff, where he worked with colleagues to establish numerous favorable precedents in the law pertaining to libel and privacy defense, access to …

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