About the author

From the author, Bill Sanderson:

Bill Sanderson pictured on January 30, 2016

Photo by Annie Wermiel

In 2013, the New York Observer asked me to write a lengthy article recounting how news of the Kennedy assassination broke. That assignment led me to track down some reporters who were there. It also renewed my interest in the story of Merriman Smith’s assassination coverage, which I knew through journalism lore.

My work has appeared in the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch.com, Politico New York, and other publications. I bring to this project more than three decades of experience as a news reporter and editor. A portfolio of my recent work is available at billsanderson.contently.com.

Follow me — and this blog — on Twitter: @wpsanderson

Check out my blog about New York City public utilities: New York Power and Light