Michael Graczyk

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Michael Graczyk
Born1950 (age 68–69)
OccupationJournalist, reporter
Years active1984–Present

Michael Graczyk (born 1950) is an American journalist.

He was formerly based in the Houston bureau of the Associated Press.[1] Graczyk officially retired from the AP at the end of July 2018, but continues covering executions and other news stories for the agency as a freelancer.[2]

During his career, Graczyk reported on a wide range of topics. However, he is most notable as the AP's designated representative to witness executions in Texas.[3][4] Since 1984, Graczyk has witnessed more than 429 executions, considered a macabre record for an American.[2][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ Alsup, Dave (July 20, 2009). "Texas reporter's seen unrivaled number of U.S. executions". CNN. cnn.com. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Dart, Tom (2018-08-05). "The reporter who has seen over 400 executions: 'The job is to tell the story'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  3. ^ "Witness for the execution". BBC News. news.bbc.co.uk. June 23, 2000. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Litman, Mysty (May 1, 2001). "An AP reporter's tally: witness to 200 executions". The News Media & The Law. Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. 25 (2): 53. ISSN 0149-0737. OCLC 3562814. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  5. ^ Pérez-Peña, Richard (October 21, 2009). "One Reporter's Lonely Beat, Witnessing Executions". The New York Times. nytimes.com. pp. A1. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  6. ^ King, Joyce (2002). Hate crime: the story of a dragging in Jasper, Texas (First ed.). New York: Pantheon Books. p. 206. ISBN 978-0-375-42132-7. OCLC 48517167. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  7. ^ "Media Witness List". Texas Department of Criminal Justice. (tdcj.state.tx.us). October 28, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011.

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