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William Robert Neikirk

William Robert Neikirk was American journalist. Member of Gridiron Club (president 2007).

Background

  • Neikirk, William Robert was born on January 6, 1938 in Irvine, Kentucky, United States. Son of Lewis Byron and Nancy Elizabeth (Green) Neikirk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism, University Kentucky, 1960.

    Career

    • Reporter Lexington (Kentucky) Herald, 1959-1960. State capital correspondent Associated Press, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1961-1966, Baton Rouge, 1966-1969. Economic correspondent Associated Press (Washington Bureau), 1970-1974.

      National economic writer Chicago Tribune, Washington, 1974-1983, White House correspondent, 1977, 94-98—, economic columnist, 1980—1994, news editor Washington bureau, 1983, finance editor, 1988-1991, senior writer, 1991—2008, chief Washington correspondent, 1998—2008.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Christian Church

    Membership

    Member of Gridiron Club (president 2007).

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Ann Clary, September 10, 1960. Children: Paul Gregory, John Stuart, Christa Lynn.
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    Born January 6, 1938
    • 1960
      University Kentucky
    • 1959 - 1960
      Reporter Lexington (Kentucky) Herald
    • 1961 - 1966
      state capital correspondent Associate, d Press
      Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
    • 1966 - 1969
      state capital correspondent Associate, d Press
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      economic, correspondent Associated Press (Washington Bureau)
    • 1974 - 1983
      national economic, writer Chicago Tribune
      Washington, United States
    • 1977
      national economic, writer Chicago Tribune
    • 1983
      national economic, writer Chicago Tribune
    • 1988 - 1991
      national economic, writer Chicago Tribune
    • 1998 - 2008
      national economic, writer Chicago Tribune
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