AP Reporter Recalls Dedicated Journalist Dad

Who better to pay tribute to Richard Blood, the one-time New York Daily News city editor who passed away last Friday, than his journalist son?

Michael R. Blood, a political reporter with AP in Los Angeles, tells Boston University student reporter Gina Curerri that his father loved the craft. Dad graduated from BU in the mid-1950s, earned a Master’s in journalism from Columbia University and worked initially for publications in Vermont and New Hampsire. From the article:

“Probably the thing I remember the most was his passion,” Michael said. “He loved to go to work. He spent many hours there.”

An annual journalism award named after Blood sr. is handed out each year at Columbia for best investigative, hard news or news feature story. RIP.

To read the complete BU Daily Free Press article, click here.

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