George Gedda: Longtime AP State Department Reporter

From an AP story by Matthew Lee headlined “Longtime AP State Department reporter George Gedda dies at 82”:

George Gedda, a workhorse veteran of The Associated Press whose coverage of the State Department and international relations spanned more than four decades and played a major role in explaining U.S. foreign policy to the American public from Vietnam to Cuba, Afghanistan and Iraq, has died.

Gedda was also the author of three books, including one on his time as an AP diplomatic correspondent, one on Cuba’s communist revolution, and one on his first love, baseball.