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Longtime NMG shop steward, AP Washington reporter Larry Margasak retires

Long-time NMG shop steward Larry Margasak at the presidential inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013

The News Media Guild’s longtime Washington shop steward Larry Margasak, one of the Guild’s most successful recruiters and organizers, retired at the end of January after 47 years with the AP.

 Margasak, a talented political writer, has long been a fixture on Capitol Hill, covering congressional debates and political intrigues. Most recently, he covered the delay in approving aid for Hurricane Sandy victims and the Obama administration’s handling of information after the fatal attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. Continue reading