Jerry Davich has written thousands of stories, columns, and essays about myriad issues, people, and situations - including the last days of a woman with terminal cancer in a hospice; flying upside down in a U.S. Thunderbirds fighter jet at 9.2 G's; visiting New York City's Ground Zero just days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; witnessing a coroner perform an autopsy; and skydiving out of a plane with a tape recorder in hand. Still, his goals remain the same: To shine a light on society's darkest corners, to offer a voice to the voiceless, and to profile ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances.
Along the way, Jerry has won more than 40 state or national awards from various journalism organizations, and he has recently completed his first book, "Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason."
Jerry lives in Portage, Indiana, and never leaves home without his pen, his notebook and, most importantly, his curiosity.
E-mail Jerry at email@example.com
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