William McKeen

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Birthday
16, 1954
Birthplace
Indiana
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Indiana

About

An American biographer, pop culture expert, and Boston University professor of journalism, he is most famous for works such as Homegrown in Florida (2012), Mile Marker Zero (2011), and Rock and Roll is Here to Stay (2000).

Before Fame

He was born in Indiana and grew up as a military brat, living in Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Germany, and England during his childhood. He worked for an Indiana newspaper when he was only fourteen years old.

Trivia

In the 1980s, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He later served as Chairman of Boston University's Department of Journalism.

Family Life

With his second wife, Nicole Cisneros McKeen, he had four children. The father of two daughters and one son from his first marriage, he had seven children in total.

Associated With

He published Outlaw Journalist, his acclaimed biography of Hunter S. Thompson, in 2008.