About Keith Ryan Cartwright

Over the past 20 years, KEITH RYAN CARTWRIGHT has interviewed a former President; two Nobel Laureates; Congressional and military leaders; Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs and innovators; Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winners; members of the Rock & Roll and County Music Hall of Fame; Olympic gold medalists; cowboys and cowgirls; philanthropists and a humanitarian, who lived in a teepee. For more than a decade, Cartwright has chronicled the history of professional bull riding, rodeo and the western way of life.

“This was a great conversation. You’re obviously terrific at what you do. … I hope there is a next time and I will remember you because really terrific journalists are rare.”
—Sally Field (September 2018)

Buffalo Soliders National Museum and Houston Community College (February 2019)
Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University (February 2018)
Harvard University (January 2014)
Middle Tennessee State University (2014, ’15 and ’16)
Oshkosh North High School (April 2012)

Smithsonian Institute
Rodeo Historical Society
The Society of Authors
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
National School Public Relations Association
Tennessee School Public Relations Association

Excellence in Writing; National School Public Relations Association (July 2017, ’18 and ’19)
Middle Tennessee State Univ.; College of Media and Entertainment; Wall of Fame (April 2013)
Oshkosh North High School; Hall of Fame (April 2012)
Keith Ryan Cartwright Day in the City of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (April 2012)
Presented ‘Key to the City’ by Oshkosh Mayor Burk Tower (April 2012)
Southeast Journalism Conference, Best In-Depth Story, first and Best Feature Story, first (2000)
Rolex/Golf Digest College Sportswriter of the Year, finalist (1999)
Southeast Journalism Conference, Best Sports Story, first (1998)

Harvard University Extension School
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM), Journalism (May 2017)

Middle Tennessee State University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Journalism with focus on Magazine Writing (May 2001)
Minors in Political Science and Film Studies