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RIP Perry Ballard

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HackyMcHack, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Perry Ballard, sports editor of the Northwest Florida Daily News since 1999, was found dead at his home Tuesday. He was 52. Before moving to Florida, he was the longtime sports editor of the Opelika-Auburn News.

    As someone who worked for him for several years, this is a stunner. He was one of the most easy-going people that I've ever met in this business.

    Link: www.nwfdailynews.com/article/9999
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Damn. 52? RIP.
  3. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    Perry was truly one of the good guys in our business, and I'm shocked at his passing. Loved his golf, too.
  4. Turbo

    Turbo Guest

    I met Perry several years ago. Came away very impressed by him. RIP.
  5. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Sounds like we've lost another good one. Damn... RIP.
  6. chuck56

    chuck56 New Member

    I had the honor of working for Perry at the Opelika-Auburn News in the 1980s. We were close to the same age but he set the early standard for covering major college and professional sports. I learned a lot from him and much appreciate the patience he had with me while I was under his direction. A class act sportswriter.
    Chuck Anschutz.
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