In February, Raleigh Telegram newspaper publisher and Editor Randall Gregg ‘05 was embedded with the 82nd Airborne soldiers from Fort Bragg, North Carolina in Port au Prince, Haiti for eight days as part of his newspaper’s coverage of the earthquake relief efforts. Gregg stayed with soldiers as they slept on outdoor cots, performed daily daylight and night patrols, and distributed food and water to the Haitian people. In addition, he also toured the country in US Navy helicopters from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier.
Gregg’s coverage was later profiled in “Editor & Publisher” magazine, the national publication that covers the newspaper industry. Over 20 stories, 200 photos, and videos are available online at: http://www.raleightelegram.com/indexhaiti.html.
Gregg is also creating a short 45 minute documentary about his Haiti trip and the country that will be viewable online and submitted to local film festivals. In the past couple of years, Randall Gregg has had the opportunity to meet and cover President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Dan Aykroyd, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia, Governor Bev Perdue, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, actor Dennis Haysbert, Arnold Palmer, and others as part of The Raleigh Telegram’s news coverage. The Raleigh Telegram is the second largest general interest newspaper in terms of subscribers.