Updated: April 16, 2013 12:10PM
Jerry Davich has written thousands of stories, columns, and articles 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 Gs; visiting ground zero in New York City just days after the Sept. 11, 2001, 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 45 state or national awards from various journalism organizations and he has recently completed his first book, “Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason” (www.connectionsbook.com). He also offers public presentations, radio stints and guest lectures across the region.
Jerry has written columns for the Post-Tribune since 2006. A Gary, Ind., native, the father of two lives in Portage, Ind., and never leaves home without his pen, his notebook and, most importantly, his curiosity.
Call him at (219) 713-7237.