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Remembering Veteran Political Reporter Mark Binker

Journalist Mark Binker died April 29, 2017.
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Last week’s jam-packed and dramatic legislative schedule would have been a welcome distraction this week for political reporters in the General Assembly. They mourned the loss of veteran political reporter Mark Binker, an irreplaceable friend and colleague, who passed away suddenly at the age of 43.

He spent his career in North Carolina covering politics for Greensboro News & Record, WRAL, and the North Carolina Insider. WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii knew Mark Binker and spoke to many of his colleagues. They all remember his patient and generous mentorship, his unfailing ethics, his pun-filled humor, and his love for his family. Tiberii shared their perspectives in the latest WUNC politics podcast. Host Frank Stasio talks with Jeff Tiberii about Mark Binker and other developments in state politics. 

Jennifer Brookland is the American Homefront Project Veterans Reporting Fellow. She covers stories about the military and veterans as well as issues affecting the people and places of North Carolina.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.