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Patricia E. Weems Gaston

Patricia E. Weems Gaston

Patricia E. Weems Gaston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the Lacy C. Haynes Professor at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Gaston graduated from KU in 1981; she has a master's degree in sports management from The George Washington University. Before joining The Washington Post in 1997, she worked at the Dallas Morning News, where she was an assistant foreign editor and was co-editor of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on violence against women.

OPINION

What it meant for one young Kansan to be ‘in the room’ with Gale Sayers

By: - September 27, 2020

I will never forget Gale Sayers sitting for an interview with us high school journalists in 1976 during summer camp at the University of Kansas. I don’t recall his exact words, what current event we talked about, but I am sure we sat there with starry eyes as he discussed his storied Kansas and NFL […]

OPINION

How it feels to come home to Kansas after decades away

By: - August 16, 2020

How many times can you tell your family that you are never moving back to Kansas? Too many to count, but ultimately they got the last laugh. I moved back to Kansas nearly two years ago to become a journalism professor at my alma mater, the University of Kansas. For years we would visit at least […]