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Scott Martelle

Scott Martelle spent more than 30 years in newsrooms before moving to opinion writing. He has covered presidential elections, books and publishing, and countless other topics in a career given mostly to general assignment reporting. Martelle is the author of several history books, and previously worked as a journalist in Western New York and Detroit, where he honed an interest in labor issues. A native of Maine, he lives with his wife in Irvine, where they raised their two sons.
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