In Memoriam: Stacy Hutchins

From the Post:

    Stacy Hutchins, 45, a Washington-based general assignment reporter for Belo broadcasting until ill health prompted her to leave in 2005, died Aug. 7 at Georgetown University Hospital. She had breast cancer.

    Ms. Hutchins moved to the Washington area in 1985 and briefly was a reporter for the United Press International wire service.

    She was a Washington correspondent for Atlanta’s WAGA-TV and other television stations before joining Providence (R.I) Journal/King Broadcasting in 1992. Belo bought that company in the mid-1990s.

    Ms. Hutchins’s beat focused largely on consumer, health, education and children’s issues. She was part of a special team of Belo’s print, broadcast and Internet reporters covering the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and its aftermath.

    She was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and graduated from a fine arts high school in Birmingham. She was a 1984 journalism graduate of the University of Alabama.

    She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Washington, her city of residence.

    Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Larry Hodgson, and their two children, Spencer J. Hodgson and Haley R. Hodgson, all of Washington; her mother and stepfather, Constance and Bill Somora of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; her father and stepmother, G. Malcolm and Mary Hutchins of Ponte Vedra Beach; and a brother.