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San Diego biz reporter Bigelow is remembered

July 5, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Bruce Bigelow

Peter Rowe of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes about former UT business reporter Bruce Bigelow, who died last week at the age of 63.

Rowe writes, “At the Union-Tribune, Bigelow was known for in-depth business coverage. His 14-part 1997 series about a North County startup, ‘The Toymaker,’ required more than 100 interviews conducted over a two-and-a-half year period. That narrative won a National Headliner Award and is part of the nonfiction narrative journalism library at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

“His investigation of the casualties suffered by workers of San Diego’s Titan Corp. in war-torn Iraq, ‘In Harm’s Way,’ won the Society of Business Editors and Writers’ award for enterprise reporting in 2006. That same year, he shared a Pulitzer for uncovering how Rep. Randy ‘Duke’ Cunningham traded legislative favors for bribes.

“‘I wish I had more reporters like Bruce,’ said Jim Watters who, as business editor, supervised Bigelow from 2001 until 2008. ‘He was thorough and dogged in his reporting, and always took great care in the writing of the stories.

“‘He was a great colleague too, quick to welcome a new person to the team and always supportive of his fellow reporters’ work.’”

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