Jim Clarke, longtime WJLA ABC News anchor, has died
Jim Clarke, an Emmy award winning reporter at ABC News in Washington for more than 40 years whose coverage included the Iran-Contra hearings and the trial of John Hinckley Jr., died Dec. 20 at his home in Annandale.
Mr. Clarke started in the news business as a copy boy for John Cameron Swayze and joined WJLA in 1962. He retired from there in 2003 as a national affairs reporter.
During his career Mr. Clarke covered nine presidents, and was in Norway when the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke in Washington.
On his flight back, Mr. Clarke wrote his script on the back of a air-sickness bag.
If you have any fond memories of Mr. Clarke's reporting in Washington, please comment below.
T. Rees Shapiro
December 21, 2009; 12:30 PM ET
Categories: Washington DC-area people | Tags: ABC News, Jim Clarke, TV
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