Reporter Revisits Six Decades of Service at the Rocky Mountain News

He started as a copy boy at the Rocky Mountain News in 1953 and took a buyout as TV-radio critic at the same paper in 2007. In other words, Dusty Saunders has no shortage of stories to tell about his 54 years with the Colorado daily, which closed down in 2009.

Saunders has bundled those reminiscences into Heeere’s Dusty, an autobiography that will be officially launched tomorrow at the Denver Press Club. He tells Denver Post reporter Bill Husted that writing the book wasn’t exactly a blast:

“It got tedious at the end. Here I am writing about myself, and I got tired of writing about myself. I’ll tell you what this book isn’t. It isn’t a name-dropping book. It’s about 60 percent national and 40 percent local. Even if it doesn’t sell, I’m glad I did it.”

Saunders says he is also happy not have to watch reality TV anymore. Nor will be miss having to officially rate Fox News’ “blonde ladies with sleeveless dresses.” Read the whole interview; it’s a lot of fun, right down to the Laguna Beach porch where he says he would be happy to die.