Best-selling author Bill Knoedelseder is a veteran journalist and who honed his skills during 12 years as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times.
Bill’s latest, Bitter Brew: the Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer, tells the riveting story of one of our nation’s most colorful and longest lasting business dynasties. Called “intoxicating reading,” by The Wall Street Journal, the book became a New York Times best seller and was optioned by Lionsgate Television in association with Michael London, the Oscar-nominated producer of Sideways.
I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy’s Golden Era recounts Bill’s time as cub reporter covering the L.A. comedy club scene when David Letterman, Jay Leno, Robin Williams and Andy Kaufman were young and undiscovered. Actor Jim Carrey has purchased the rights.
Bill also spent 14 years as a TV producer and executive, creating news programs and documentaries for Fox, Disney, Knight-Ridder, Bravo and USA Broadcasting, where he served as vice president of news. At Fox and USA, he reported to the chairman Barry Diller.