- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) - Norman Runnion, longtime journalist and former editor of the Brattleboro Reformer, has died.

The newspaper says (https://bit.ly/1BHzvWf ) Runnion died Friday at Gifford Hospital in Randolph. He was 85.

Runnion was night news editor for United Press International in Washington, D.C., the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963. He also wrote about the Warren Commission report on the shooting.

Runnion was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of what he called a “newspaperman.”

He started work for UPI in New York in 1953, moving on to London, Paris and later Washington.

He moved to Vermont after deciding he needed a break and began working for the Reformer in 1969.

He left the newspaper to become an Episcopal priest, later writing for the Herald of Randolph.

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