Kevin O'Neal
The Joel Cohen Group, LLC.
Gannett Company, Inc.
1992 – 2013

Staff Writer

Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis News Staff Writer and photographer

Covered legislature, police beat, general assignment, Lawrence, Fishers, Noblesville, Greenwood, Johnson County

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Third turn announcer on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network for the Indianapolis 500.
Announcer and public relations for the North American Midget Auto racing series.
Freelance writer and photographer for publications including PIQ, Newtype USA, Animerica, Manga Max, Super Manga Blast, Open Wheel, Stock Car Racing, and the National Speed Sport News
Winner of 2012 Momiji Award for contributions to Japanese animation.

WTLC Radio Indianapolis, Indiana
1984 – 1992

Assistant News Director
  • Wrote and anchored morning drive newscasts and daily assignments
  • Assisted in planning and conducting daily news meetings
  • Produced weekly news magazine program and hosted call-in talk show
  • Managed Special Projects as assigned
  • National Unity reporting award from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo., several radio
  • reporting awards from the Associated Press and United Press International and Indianapolis
  • Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi. Panelist on Indiana Week in Review political talk show from
  • Host of weekly legislative talk Show on WFYI-TV 20.
WIBC Radio Indianapolis, Indiana
1977 – 1984

  • Wrote and produced the 6 a.m. highest-rated radio newscast in Indianapolis
  • Interview, produced and researched newsworthy story lines
Indianapolis Speedrome
1985 – 2013

Public Address Announcer
  • "The Voice" of the Indianapolis Speedrome
  • Conducted Announcing Duties for over 1,000 racing events
  • Inducted into the Indianapolis Speedrome Hall of Fame
  • Radio Host of Speedrome Live on XL950AM Pilgrim Communications