Ken Sothman

Ken Sothman


620x349_KenIt all started with a dream. Well, and the fact that when he was playing eighth-grade basketball, Kenneth B Sothman realized that his NBA hopes were officially over when he had stopped growing at 5″11. Now that the future of being the next Shaq and pulling down backboards was erased, Ken decided sports would continue to be a part of his life by entering into broadcast media.

Ken, or as his friends call him “Bud”, is from Hobart, Ind. A city that was once a former powerhouse in high school football, along with one of the handful of cross country programs in the state that has won multiple state titles, Ken is very resourced in the idea of crazed high school sports fans. As they say in the Region, once a Brickie, always a Brickie.

Ken graduated from Ball State University in spring of 2009, where he won multiple awards across various student groups and was an original member of the immersive learning program known as Ball State Sports Link. Four years, three internships, a telecommunications degree with a production option, he eventually found himself with the hardest working sports staff in Indianapolis at Fox59 right out of college.

Highlights of Ken’s career vary up to this point, but covering Butler vs. Duke in the NCAA Championship game, being in attendance when Michael Phelps broke a world record, roaming the pits at the Indianapolis 500 every year, traveling to Miami to cover the Pacers play in the playoffs, covering the BMW Championship a year that Mickelson, Woods, and McIlroy were all in contention, and watching the city win a championship when the Indiana Fever clinched the WNBA title are on his “short” list.

In his own athletic life, Ken is a retired runner (finished a marathon and 24-hour relay) and diver (nobody mastered the aching belly flop as good as Sothman) that still partakes in the occasional hoops game here and there. After all, Ken still won’t let his lack of height, or the fact one of his best friends ran over his foot a week before sophomore year tryouts of high school, deter that dream of lacing the sneakers in the NBA one day still.

Outside of sports, Ken’s your average mid-20′s something guy that loves music, movies, and the occasional long walk on the beach.

If you have any local sports stories that Fox59 Sports might be interested in, make sure to e-mail Ken at and also follow Ken on Twitter @Fox59Sothman.

P.S. Ken is a fan of the following, and will attempt to be unbiased towards: White Sox, Lakers, Ball State, Patriots, Chicago Fire, Blackhawks, Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, Tom Brady, The Mighty Ducks, Frank Thomas, Rex Grossman, Dan Marino, Jimmy Johnson, Randy Orton, Michael Phelps, Jeff Gordon, Bill Simmons, Billy Chapel, Florida Gators, Thunder DanMajerle, John Starks, Muhammad Ali, Shigeru Myamoto, Kate Upton, Steve Prefontaine, the Ghostbusters, Ellen Paige, Emma Stone and Joe Montana.

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