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Ken Burger retiring

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sctvman, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. sctvman

    sctvman New Member

    Ken Burger, the esteemed columnist at the Post and Courier in Charleston, SC is retiring to focus on traveling and his book business. He has been a P&C writer since 1984, back when it was a two-newspaper town. Before that, he worked 10 years in Columbia.

    Here is more info. His final article is Sunday in the P&C print edition.

  2. Kool-Aid

    Kool-Aid Member

    One word describes Ken Burger: awesome. Awesome guy, awesome writer. One of the first people I called when my son was born.
  3. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    We've vacationed in Charleston a lot, but not in a few years and so I was not aware he had stopped writing a sports column. I always thought he and Sapakoff were an impressive columnist duo for a paper that size, at least from what I saw as a visitor.
  4. greggdoyel

    greggdoyel Member

    Ken is such a nice man, someone whose talent always seemed much larger than his ego.
  5. JJHHI

    JJHHI Member

    One of the best guys in the business in every respect.
  6. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    And Sapakoff is, too. Quite a duo.
  7. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    My dealings with Ken have always been far too brief and far too infrequent but his talent is overshadowed only by his grace and good humor.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    No question. Was a real treat to visit and read them both, especially during football season.
  9. accguy

    accguy Member

    My favorite Burger story is that he once wrote:

    "I love women. I love basketball. I hate women's basketball."
  10. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    A toast to a career well-done.

    A toast to a new career growing better.

    A toast to Ken!


    A Toast to a damn-fine man whose writing and reporting is only superseded by his culinary advice. (Then again, it's hard to find a bad restaurant in Charleston.)

    First time I met him, he sent me to Magnolia's. The next time we met up for a basketball game he told me to go to 86 Queen. Next was High Cotton, then SNOB, then another place near The Citadel, then the Library, Battery, a seedy joint in Mt. Pleasant with red lights all around..... I can't remember them all!

    I'm thankful to know Ken's cleverness and kindness.
  11. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    You got that right. Is Poogan's Porch still open?
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Great dude. We got to know each other during a bit of an odd time in my life and he gave great counsel, even though he hardly knew me. Hell of a writer, too.
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