Veteran Crime Reporter to speak at Radford University

Hugh Aynesworth

Presentation by Kennedy Assassination Expert and Crime Reporter Hugh Aynesworth Tuesday, October 18 7:00pm, Bonnie Auditorium  

Texas journalist Hugh Aynesworth witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as well as the arrest and subsequent murder of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, and conducted interviews with many persons involved in the case and its investigation; interviewed serial Killer Ted Bundy while on death row in Florida; reported on the case of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas (born in Blacksburg, Virginia), for which Mr. Aynesworth was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting; covered the Branch Davidian compound siege in Waco, Texas; and much more, over a career spanning more than 50 years.  In each of these cases, media and reporting played an important role, and Mr. Aynesworth will share perspectives on these cases and the media’s role in criminal justice.  

Hugh Aynesworth is an investigative reporter who has worked for the Dallas Times Herald and Dallas Morning News newspapers, United Press International, and the 20/20 national television news program.  Mr. Aynesworth is a six-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and has covered numerous stories of interest to criminal justice.  Mr. Aynesworth’s books include November 22, 1963: Witness to History, about the Kennedy assassination; The Only Living Witness, based on interviews with Ted Bundy; Murderers among Us: Unsolved Homicides, Mysterious Deaths, and Killers at Large; and more.   

Oct 17, 2016
School of Communication