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Posted by: William Hammond on Jul 23, 2018

The day after five of his reporters where gunned down in the news room of the Capital Gazette, Rick Hutzell led the effort to publish the paper the following day. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Hutzell has a local connection - he earned a masters in communication sciences from the University of Tennessee in 1983. Hutzell was on vacation at the time of the shooting, and he rushed back to the office of the newspaper and began leading the effort to publish the paper the following day. "Our colleagues and friends are gone. No matter how deep our loss is nothing compared to the grief our friends' families are feeling," he said in the next day's edition.