Robert A. Reeder. Newspapers have been a part of my life from a very early age, first as a paperboy delivering at one time or another each of the three original Indianapolis dailies, before moving to the photo side of newspapers at the State Press at Arizona State University. Newspapers since college included the Shreveport (Louisiana) Times, The Bremerton (Washington) Sun, The Arlington Heights (Illinois) Daily Hearld, The Chicago (Illinois) Sun-Times, The Middletown (New York)TH-R, The Washington Post and Politico. Assignments varied from an all sports diet in Chicago during Michael Jordan’s first years as a Bull to a regime of nearly all politics at the Washington Post and later Politico where I covered the Obama presidential campaign from its very start early in Iowa through the Democratic national convention in Denver. Career highlights including covering the Clinton White House during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Clinton's subsequent impeachment hearings, hurricanes up and down the east coast ending with Katrina in New Orleans, Senator John Glenn’s training and launch into space as the oldest astronaut, and tons of little forgettable stories where I had the opportunity to enter into people’s lives while doing my work. The greatest rewards include being able to do a job I loved in which no two days were ever the same, and working closely with some of the most committed professionals in journalism who respected my work nearly as much as I respected theirs, and who could make working exceedingly long hours so much fun.