The twin-engine Beechcraft Bonanza flew precariously low along the Pacific coastline. Witnesses say it hit a power line bounced up skimmed uncontrollably over the water and crashed near La Push Washington. On board was journalist Ed Koterba father of author Ed Morgret.
In a eulogy the next day June 28 1961 John F. Kennedy called Koterba "a most outstanding newspaperman." Koterba was a Capitol Hill reporter White House correspondent nationally syndicated columnist and world traveler. Simply put he was one of the best journalists of his time. His combination of unique humorous angles and hard-hitting journalism endeared him to more than a million readers.
Compiled here are 363 of Koterba's most memorable articles including dispatches from India Antarctica and Communist Czechoslovakia. Also included are "family" articles providing a fascinating look at everyday life in the 1950s.
This book is the first ever to examine the career of this extraordinary journalist.
Ed Koterba Morgret son of journalist Ed Koterba was born in Chambersburg PA in 1952. From 1978 to 2011 he worked as a school psychologist for the Hampshire County school system in WV and is a former president (2009-2010) of the West Virginia School Psychologists Association. He holds a B.A. from Clemson University an M.A. from the Catholic University of America (Washington DC) and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He retired his full-time position in 2011 to work as an independent school psychologist. The semi-retired status has afforded him more time for family hobbies (jazz piano and tennis) and promoting the work of his father Ed Koterba. He and his wife Sarah Jane Shaffer currently live in Hilton Head Island SC.