Caroline Wersich, a longtime business reporter in Evansville, Indiana, and one of the first female reporters in the city, has died at the age of 80.
Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press writes, “Tuley, who retired as editor and president of the Evansville Courier, said that when he became editor of that paper he asked Wersich to be the paper’s Community Services Director and connection to the community.
“He recalled how Wersich would quietly slip away from events before he could recognize her for putting them together.
“Wersich then worked for many years as a business reporter at the Evansville Courier and then the Courier & Press.
“‘She was such a lovely person and very talented. She never liked to be the center of attention,’ said Paul McAuliffe, a former editor and director of interactive strategies at the Courier & Press.
“‘When she came into the business, there weren’t very many women working in newspapers,’ he said. ‘She was a trailblazer in that respect.'”
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