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PATRICK TRESE

Writing as: Patrick Trese


According to the bio on Amazon: "Patrick Trese, an original staff member of the Huntley-Brinkley Report, was born in Detroit during the Depression and raised in Cleveland during the second World War. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed when he was a junior in high school and the Cold War began.

Trese was not drafted until 1953 but by that time he had finished high school, spent a year as a Jesuit novice, left and finished college and wrote sports for the local NBC radio station. The fighting in Korea ended about the time Trese finished his 18-week basic infantry training. The Army assigned him to write for the Armed Forces Press Service in New York where the young soldiers, sailors and airmen watched the Army-McCarthy hearings on TV.

During his 30 years at NBC News, he shared several Emmys and a Peabody for "Tornado! Xenia, Ohio" which showed how a local newspaper helped this small town recover from sudden disaster. (The Gazette won a Pulitzer.)

His book about making documentary films in Antarctica in 1957-58, Penguins Have Square Eyes, was published in 1962.

Caril, the story of Caril Ann Fugate, who became involved with mass-murderer Charles Starkweather and was convicted of first-degree murder at age 15, was published in 1972. It was based on his NBC News prime-time investigative documentary "Growing Up in Prison."

After retirement, he wrote the 10-part PBS series "America Goes to War," narrated by Eric Sevareid, and 12 episodes of "The 20th Century" series narrated by Mike Wallace.

Bitter Medicine, which he co-authored with Richard E. Kessler, MD, dramatized how the doctor used malpractice cases as teaching tools for his medical students.

Trese's work has taken him to a lot of places large and small but he resides now in New York on the west side of the border between the Broadway theatre district and Hell's Kitchen."



Series Books
 
Oksana Volkova Death & Duplicity (2019)
  Days of Danger (2019)
  Death & Discernment (2019)