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Dallas-area ESPN reporter Durrett dies at age 38

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Richard Durrett, a veteran reporter who covered Dallas-area sports for ESPN, has died. He was 38.

ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz confirmed Durrett’s death Tuesday night, but said he had no further details.

Durrett covered the Rangers and other teams for ESPN Dallas for the last five years. He worked at the Dallas Morning News before joining ESPN.

Patrick Stiegman, vice president and editorial director for ESPN Digital & Print Media, called Durrett “a dedicated colleague and friend,” and the Rangers offered their condolences in a statement. The team says Durrett covered the organization “with professionalism and integrity.”

Durrett’s survivors include his wife, Kelly, and two children.

 

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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