“You’ve been all over/and it’s been all over you.” – U2, “Beautiful Day”
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As I set about putting down in print and images some of the stories I’ve covered, what struck me was that I was all over the map. The diversity of assignments was extraordinary. From hard news to fluff. The sublime to the ridiculous.
Some reporters specialize in combat coverage. Some in entertainment news.
I covered the waterfront. And boy, was it fun.