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journalist

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;state capital correspondent, Associated Press, Baton Rouge, 1966-1969;economics correspondent, Associated Press (Washington Bureau), 1970-1974;national economics writer, Chicago Tribune, Washington, 1974-1983;White House correspondent, Chicago Tribune, Washington, 1977, 94-98-;economics columnist, Chicago Tribune, Washington, since 1980;news editor Washington bureau, Chicago Tribune, Washington, 1983;finance editor, Chicago Tribune, Washington, 1988-1991;senior writer, Chicago Tribune, Washington, since 1991;chief Washington correspondent, Chicago Tribune, Washington, since 1998.

Works

Membership

Member of Gridiron Club (president 2007).

Connections

Married Ruth Ann Clary, September 10, 1960. Children: Paul Gregory, John Stuart, Christa Lynn.

father:
Lewis Byron Neikirk

mother:
Nancy Elizabeth (Green) Neikirk

spouse:
Ruth Ann Clary

children:
Paul Gregory Neikirk

John Stuart Neikirk

Christa Lynn Neikirk