Blank Leaves AP

Chris Blank, one-half of the most experienced full-time news team based year-round in the Missouri statehouse (with David Lieb), is leaving The Associated Press.  Blank, a Mizzou journalism grad, will be shifting careers to pursue a master’s degree in public health at Saint Louis University with emphasis in biosecurity and disaster preparedness and epidemiology. Blank started with the AP in Jeff City in 2005, and before that he worked in the Mizzou statehouse reporting program led by Phill Brooks, making the just-completed session his 10th. Blank and his boss Lieb are together two of the nicest, most popular and most low-key members of the press corps, all the more notable because of the global reach of their coverage.

 

Originally in May 19 MOScout.