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Gary Corsair

Gary Corsair

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Gary Corsair is a senior writer who specializes in in-depth features and investigative reporting.

Mr. Corsair was a junior at Eastern High School in Greentown, Indiana when he began his journalism career in 1976 as a sportswriter at the Howard County News. In 1977, he joined the Sports Dept. of the Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune. He worked at both newspapers for four years.

Mr. Corsair has excelled in a variety of roles: sports editor, sportswriter, photographer, news editor, magazine editor, and publisher (of Corsair¹s Sports Authority and later, the Tri-County Sun). Mr. Corsair has received 34 state and regional awards for journalistic excellence. In 2009, he won a 1st and two 2nd place awards in the annual Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism contest. In 2008, he won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards from the Florida Press Club.

His first-place awards include: An expose of secret chemical weapons tests conducted in Florida during World War II; the story of James "Killer" Miller, a Wildwood High School football star who traded dreams of fame for drugs; the true story of the USS Eagle PE-56, a World War II U.S. patrol boat sank by a German U-boat, not a boiler explosion as believed for 50 years; and the saga of Reggie Colton, who became a world-renonwed wheelchair basketball star after having his legs severed in an accident at age 12.

Mr. Corsair also earned two first-place Associated Press awards for broadcast excellence during a brief television career.

Mr. Corsair is author of The Groveland Four: The Sad Saga of a Legal Lynching, and is currently writing a book about the 1955 Grand Ole Opry tour that catapulted Elvis Presley to stardom.

Mr. Corsair joined the Daily Sun in 1993 as editor-in-chief and led the two-year transformation of the newspaper from a free weekly to a 7-day-a-week paid daily. Mr. Corsair was born in Irvington, New Jersey on July 29, 1959. He lives in Lady Lake, Florida with his wife of 29 years, Gwen. They are parents of four grown children.

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