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Political Journalism Veteran, Quinnipiac Poll Spokesman Mickey Carroll Dies At 86

Mickey Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
Mickey Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

A frequent voice on WAMC who spoke with passion about the public’s beliefs on regional and national politics has died. Maurice “Mickey” Carroll, a longtime journalist and educator who was the voice of the Quinnipiac University Poll since 1995, died Wednesday at age 86. A former New York Times reporter who worked for many other outlets, Carroll died after a short illness at his home in New Jersey on Wednesday, according to Quinnipiac. The Army veteran and Notre Dame graduate also worked as a college journalism instructor.

The Associated Press reports:

Carroll's died from colon cancer. He was raised in New Jersey and spent four decades as a journalist with The New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, Newark Star-Ledger and other publications. He covered the aftermath of the assassination of President John Kennedy and was present when his killer, Oswald, was gunned down by Jack Ruby.

Carroll taught journalism at Columbia University, New York University and Montclair State University.  Quinnipiac President John Lahey praised Carroll as a reporter in the finest tradition of American journalism.

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