Resume of Edwin Jerome (Eddie) Curran III

 

Education                                                Graduated 1984 from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., American History.

Employment History                               1988 to 2007, Reporter, Mobile (Al.) Press Register. First six years as sports reporter,

                                                              then as general assignment reporter with a focus on investigative reporting.

                           

                                                               1985-1987: Reporter/sports writer Big Spring (TX) Herald

                                                   

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Reporting specialties                           Locating and using public records for all manner of stories; corruption investigations involving                                                                 local and state politics; reports on government contracts, businesses, landfill companies, non-                                                                 profits and the courts, primarily civil, and including mass torts.

Awards                                                Finalist, 2001, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), for papers with less 250,000 circulation.

                                                            1st place, 2002, Association of Capital Reporters & Editors (ACRE), in-depth reporting; 2nd                                                                   place, ACRE, 2003, in-depth reporting.

                                                            Numerous state level awards.

Investigations, indictments                  Curran’s stories have spawned investigations that have led to indictments/plea deals for numerous                                                            public officials and businessmen. Among them: former Ala. Governor Don Siegelman; top                                                           Siegelman aide Nick Bailey; landfill developer/political consultant Lanny Young; former  

                                                         HealthSouth Corp. chairman Richard Scrushy; Jimmy Butts, highway director under former

                                                         Republican Gov. Fob James, and two lobbyists involved in a scheme with Butts; and south

                                                        Alabama businessman Lowell Harrelson, best known as the “garbage barge man” for his role in the

                                                        1987 saga of the Mobro.

Author                                                   "The Governor of Goat Hill: Don Siegelman, the Reporter who Exposed his Crimes, and

                                                              the Hoax that Suckered Some of the Top Names in Journalism"

Personal                                               Age 49. Married, with two children.