Bryant Steele, the former business editor of the Rome (Georgia) News-Tribune, died Wednesday.
A story in the Marietta Daily Journal reports, “He came to work at the Rome News-Tribune in December of 2007 as the business editor, but began his journalism career as the editor of the University of Georgia’s Red & Black newspaper.
“He also worked at the Augusta Chronicle and The Macon Telegraph.
“Steele’s career then moved on to work for AT&T and was a media spokesman for the company when a bomb went off in the AT&T Pavilion at Centennial Park during the 1996 Olympics.
“In the days following, Steele became the point person for much of the information disseminated to the media. Also, in the wake of the bombing, he arranged interviews for the security guard who found the bomb and alerted authorities to its presence.”
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