Newsroom Buddies

A Working Friendship at United Press International

by Sandi Latimer & John Kady



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/8/2014

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781491728383
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9781491728390

About the Book

Phone calls often bring good news. The one placed in late October of 1967 proved to be a life-changing experience for both young journalist Sandi Gould and United Press International bureau manager John Kady. Little did they know they were embarking on a lifelong friendship that would extend from the office in Columbus, Ohio, into everyday life for nearly a half of a century. In Newsroom Buddies, Sandi and John alternate their personal stories of working together for more than twenty-two years—from the late 1960s through 1990. They tell how they enjoyed the high points of life as journalists and how they handled being survivors as they watched the company they loved dwindle to a mere shadow of what it once was. Even as life took them in different directions, they came together once again through their love of writing. It was a friendship only one event could separate. Praise for Newsroom Buddies “It’s very touching and obviously a great read for anyone with UPI in his blood.” —Tom Foty, CBS Radio News “Interesting the way alternating chapters tell the story of the glory days of a once-prominent wire service.” —Ron Cohen, coauthor of Down to the Wire

About the Author

Sandi Latimer earned a journalism degree from Kent State University and has more than fifty years of experience in the communications field. Latimer is also the author of Poodle Mistress. She and her husband, Red, live in Columbus, Ohio.

John Kady earned a journalism degree from West Virginia University and started working for United Press International in 1959. He wrote A Sentry’s Saga on Okinawa and From Kennedy to Kent State: A Reporter’s Notebook. Kady passed away in August 2013.