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Kay, Daily Business Review reporter, dies at 54

August 7, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Julie Kay
Julie Kay

Julie Kay, a reporter for the Daily Business Review in South Florida, died Sunday at the age of 54 after battling ovarian cancer.

Monika Gonzalez Mesa of the Daily Business Review writes, “For Kay, journalism was a kind of medicine for the soul. She reveled in finding ‘juicy’ story ideas as business of law reporter at the Daily Business Review for more than six years. Her life revolved around reporting, her friends, and her nieces and nephews.

“‘Julie’s passing marks the end of an era in legal reporting in Miami,’ said Andrew Smulian, chairman and CEO of Akerman, Florida’s largest law firm. ‘For years her stories shaped the way we think about South Florida’s legal market and helped focus attention on important issues impacting our profession. Those who worked with Julie knew her as a passionate and dedicated reporter, with a boundless curiosity and endless drive. She absorbed countless facts, big issues and small oddities, with equal relish. Julie leaves behind a profound legacy in legal journalism. We will all miss her very much.’

“The back bumper on Kay’s car had two stickers: ‘I (heart) Cats’ and ‘Trust me, I’m a reporter.’

“‘Julie loved the life of a reporter,’ said Catherine Wilson, managing editor of the Daily Business Review. ‘She found joy in delivering thought-provoking articles that attorneys would gravitate to, and a hint of scandal about lawyers behaving badly really grabbed her attention.'”

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