Remembering a bulldog business reporter
Alanna Autler of WSMV-TV writes about Tennesseean business reporter Getahn Ward, who died suddenly this weekend at 45.
Autler writes, “As a business journalist, Ward chronicled the rise of Nashville on its way to becoming the ‘it city.’
“Ward fled his home country of Liberia in the early 1990s during a bloody civil war.
“Ward was known as a dogged reporter who loved to get a scoop. His colleagues said he never took his job for granted and his absence was felt immediately in the newsroom.
“‘Sitting at that desk, he was all over the sources – sometimes juggling three phones at once,’ said Joey Garrison, Metro reporter with the Tennessean. ‘He just had a way about him, being so aggressive, such a bulldog reporter, so relentless.'”
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