Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Catching Up With Alex Leary

One of the good things to come out of this summer's D.C. trip was reconnecting with Alex Leary ’97. Alex was one of the best journalists from the first group of students I worked with at The Ithacan, but we lost touch after he graduated. From time to time I'd hear about the good work he was doing at the St. Petersburg Times, and would check his stuff out, but our paths never crossed. Then this summer I heard he was now in Washington covering politics for the paper. I dropped him an email, and he stopped by our dinner at the Old Ebbitt.
It was great seeing him again and catching up. He spent time talking to the others at the dinner, sharing what he'd learned through the years. We won't lose touch again.
How satisfying to see one of our best writers land one of the best beats at one of the best papers on the country. You can check out his work here.

1 comment:

Jay Miller said...

As a freshman and sophomore I had great respect and admiration for Mssrs Leary and Tutino. They were old-school, beat-the-bushes, call-every-source-in-town reporters. Not surprised and very happy to read Alex is a deadline newsman representing IC and The Ithacan so well!