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Former staffer, who died in bridge incident, recalled as ‘quintessential Shiny Sheet reporter’

Former staffer, who died in bridge incident, recalled as ‘quintessential Shiny Sheet reporter’

Friends, colleagues and Palm Beach officials are recalling former Daily News Business Editor Carol Wright, who was killed Feb. 6 on the Royal Park Bridge, as a dedicated journalist.

Former Shiny Sheet Publisher Joyce Reingold called her death an unspeakable tragedy.

 “I can still hear her distinctive laugh and somewhere have the handwritten card with her recipe for pesto,” she said. “I send my deepest condolences to Carol’s family and friends.

“As a freelancer in the ’80s and as a staff writer and business editor in the ‘90s, Carol wrote from every beat imaginable. She was the quintessential Shiny Sheet reporter that way – versatile and prolific. … Profiles, features, lawsuits (including at least a couple involving Donald Trump), town government, police news – she did it all.”

Calling her ”gruff but warm-hearted,” former reporter David Rogers said Ms. Wright was “a solid old-school journalist who took her craft seriously. She methodically dug in to find all the essential details to make sure her story was as comprehensive as possible.

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