The names of 21 men and women in pursuit of news in 2018 were added to the two-story, glass Journalists Memorial at the Newseum.
The memorial bears the names of 2,344 reporters, photographers, broadcasters and news executives...
Dailey and partner WYFF reporter Mike McCormick were together nearly a decade when McCormick was killed while covering storms in North Carolina. He and photographer Philip Aaron Smeltzer’s news vehicle was crushed by a tree uprooted after rain saturated the ground.
“For me, I couldn’t bring myself to the funeral when it happened. So, for me, this is kind of a closure moment,” said former WYFF reporter and McCormick’s friend Mandy Gaither.