Kent Krell

The Associated Press
The State Record
Columbia, SC

Krell talks about covering school integration in South Carolina and beyond. Krell’s vast experience in S.C. news offers insight into the past.

Video Interview

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Born: Liverpool, England

Newspaper History:

  • Chicago City News
  • Associated Press (13 Years)
  • The State (3 Years)
  • The Record (14 Years)
  • The State (8 Years)

Honors and Awards: S.C. Hospital Association Award for Editorial Writing 

Education: Kenyon College and Northwestern 

Books: Carolina Decameron: Tales of Hugo and Other Stories

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