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South Carolina biz journalist dies at 39

September 25, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Sam Gresock, a former business journalist for The State in Columbia, S.C., died this weekend of a heart attack. He was 39.

John Monk of The State writes, “‘I always admired Sam and thought he was a very good journalist,’ said former State executive business editor and columnist Grant Jackson.

“‘He was dedicated to reporting the story well, and in a complicated field such as a business journalism he was very diligent not only in getting the facts, but also in understanding them and interpreting them for the reader,’ said Jackson, now a senior vice president for the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

“As a business writer whose expertise covered many fields, Gresock wrote on such topics as plans to expand the Charleston port, the insurance industry, business issues in the Legislature and plant layoffs, expansions, openings and closings. As a copy editor, Gresock won two first place awards given by the S.C. Press Association for headline writing – for features and news stories – in 2008, his last year at the paper.

“Following his tenure with The State, Gresock worked at Planned Administrators Inc. (P.A.I.) as a technical writer and editor.”

Read more here. He also worked as a business writer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Business Times

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