Monday, April 17, 2017

Retired Atlanta editorial giant Tom Teepen passes away

Tom Teepen, 82, retired Cox columnist and editorial page editor of The Atlanta Constitution, died Sunday.

He was married to his second wife, Sandy Teepen, for more than 30 years. He had been battling various illnesses since a kidney transplant 10 years ago.

Tom Teepen
When he was 7, Tom would write stories on paper and hand them out to people because he wanted to be a newspaperman.

The Ohio University grad began his career with the Dayton Daily News (1958-82) and with the Constitution and Cox Newspapers columnist (1982-2000). 
He completed a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 1967, focusing on African studies.

Marilyn Geewax, a former BJ business reporter who was at the Constitution before becoming a National Public Radio business analyst living in Washington, said “I always thought of him as a Renaissance beatnik.”

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