RIP: AP TV Columnist Jerry Buck

Retired journalist was 85.

Jerry Buck was married for 63 years and worked for Associated Press for 32 years. He passed away Friday at the age of 85, leaving behind a journalistic legacy and approach that is far different from that of another entity that expired last week, Gawker.

From the obituary by AP’s Anthony McCartney:

“No snark, no spin, no angle,” said son Scott Buck, a writer and producer who worked on the series Six Feet Under and Dexter. “He simply told the story the way it was. And people understood that and appreciated that, which is what allowed him access to celebrities that were otherwise off-limits. He was trusted. He simply told the story, a very old-fashioned journalist.”

Buck worked for AP from 1960 to 1992 in Richmond, Va., New York and Los Angeles. He went on to write several novels, including the Western tale Wheeler’s Choice. RIP.

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