Thursday, December 6, 2007
Bernie Ward Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges
I heard the shocking news about evening host Bernie Ward this afternoon on KGO-AM (810), like most people, and heard Operations Manager Jack Swanson say he was shocked and couldn't comment.
The federal indictment is sealed and Ward, 56, turned himself into authorities today.
The KGO report quoted Ward's agent and attorney saying that Ward was researching a book four years ago, the same defense used by the Who's Pete Townshend when he was arrested for possessing child pornography.
Ward is a former priest, an educator at San Jose's Jesuit-run Bellarmine Preparatory School, and the host of the Sunday morning "God Talk" show. His nightly KGO show is heard from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Afternoon host Gil Gross, who sounded upset, told listeners he knew no more about it then he heard on the news.