Jeff Nesmith, Pulitzer winning journalist, dies at 82


The love of a good story and the ability to tell one in a convincing and attention-grabbing way was central to Jeff Nesmith’s life, both personally and professionally.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter could spin a captivating and often funny yarn for friends and family. But his gifted writing and reporting for The Atlanta Constitution, and later the Washington, D.C., bureau of the newspaper’s parent company Cox Enterprises, had greater impact. ...

Hollis Jefferson “Jeff” Nesmith, Jr., 82, died Jan. 13 of cancer. He is survived by his wife Achsah, a former journalist and presidential speechwriter, son Jeff III and daughter Susannah Nesmith, and two grandchildren.

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