VINCE STATEN BIO SHEET
Career: Free-lance writer, author, columnist, movie critic, lecturer, professor and restaurateur. (One of these days I'll settle down and pick a career.)
Age: Same as David Letterman and Almond Joy (the candy bar, not the strip tease artist)
Current position: Metro columnist, Kingsport Times-News, 2003-present. Best Columnist in Tennessee, Tennessee Press Association, 2005.
Syndicated columnist: syndicated home video columnist: New York Daily News 1989-1996; (Louisville) Courier-Journal 1989-2006.
Free lance writer: articles have appeared in more than a thousand publications including New York Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Times Herald, Baltimore Sun, Food & Wine, Satellite Orbit, Video Review, Saturday Review, Icon, Bon Apetit and many other publications.
Media experience: Have appeared on "Late Night with David Letterman,"
"Dateline NBC," "Today on NBC” (twice), History Channel (six different shows that seem to be repeated over and over and over), Home & Garden TV, and numerous other television shows. Radio appearances on more than 1,000 shows, including three appearances on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Professor: part-time instructor, University of Louisville, teaching classes in feature writing, news writing and television criticism, 1979-present.
Co-owner: Vince Staten's Old Time Barbecue in downtown Prospect, Ky.
Education: Bachelors degree with worthless major in psychology from Duke University; Masters degree in journalism from University of Tennessee
Civic organizations: Commissioner of the City of River Bluff, Kentucky (population 356), 1989-1996. Never indicted.
Honors: Eighth grade Twist Champion, Ross N. Robinson Junior High School; Homecoming Queen, University of Tennessee, 1970 (never crowned, ruled ineligible due to graduate student status)