Robert Shaw, an AP bureau chief in 3 US states, dies

The Associated Press - July 16, 2021 8:40 am

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2005, file photo, Associated Press Vice President John Lumpkin, left, congratulates Little Rock Chief of Bureau Robert Shaw on the occasion of Shaw’s 40th AP anniversary in Little Rock, Ark. Shaw, whose career of more than 40 years with The Associated Press included leading the coverage of news in three states as a bureau chief, died on Thursday, July 15, 2021, in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville with family around him, said his daughter, Erin Moore. He was 79. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

DALLAS (AP) — Robert Shaw, whose more than 40-year career with The Associated Press included leading news coverage in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Indiana, has died. He was 79.

Shaw’s daughter, Erin Moore, says he died on Thursday in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville.

Shaw was the bureau chief in Little Rock, Arkansas, when he retired from the AP in 2007. He covered everything from plane crashes to hurricanes to politics and entertainment during his career. Shaw was known as a perfectionist in his news coverage, as well as a leader focused on the wellbeing of his staff.


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