Veteran Alaska journalist Tkacz found dead

May 29, 2014 -- 11:45am
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Bob Tkacz, a veteran freelance journalist known for his aggressive questioning of political leaders, has died. He was 61. Juneau police spokeswoman Erann Kalwara confirmed the death. She said Tkacz was found by someone who worked in his building. A health department spokesman said the body was discovered Tuesday and sent to the state medical examiner. Tkacz covered the Legislature and specialized in writing about the commercial fishing and seafood industries. Besides writing for other outlets, he had his own publication, Laws for the SEA. He was known for his sharp, dogged style of questioning. Word of his death brought kind remembrances from politicians and fellow reporters. Retired public radio reporter Dave Donaldson said Tkacz did what other reporters should do every day and did it well.
 

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