Alumna Ward Speaks About Reporting on Murder Trial of Pittsburgh Medical Researcher

Posted on 9/21/2015 11:13:50 AM

Paula Ward

Paula Reed Ward, IUP Journalism and Public Relations Department class of ’96, spoke to News Reporting students on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in Davis 409, the computer lab.

Ward, a cops-and-courts reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, regaled students with her coverage of the murder trial of Pittsburgh medical researcher Robert Joseph Ferrante, who was sentenced in February to life in prison in the cyanide poisoning death of his neurologist wife. Ward said she is writing a book about the case.

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