Gene E. Herrick’s newly released “Behind the Scenes of A Veteran Journalist” is an engaging memoir that takes readers a unique journey through history

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“Behind the Scenes of A Veteran Journalist” from Christian Faith Publishing author Gene E. Herrick is an enjoyable reflection on life lived and the moments that changed everything as a former AP journalist looks back on the historical events experienced and people met along the way.

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“Behind the Scenes of A Veteran Journalist”: an engaging look back on a fascinating life. “Behind the Scenes of A Veteran Journalist” is the creation of published author Gene E. Herrick, who was a photographer and journalist with the Associated Press for twenty-eight years, beginning in 1943. Over the course of nearly three decades, Herrick covered many of the most controversial and vital stories of recent history, including major sporting events, political conventions, five presidents of the United States, the Emmitt Till trial, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and civil rights protests. He was a war correspondent for the AP at the beginning of the Korean War in 1950 and went from Pusan in the south to the Yalu River in the far North Korea at the Manchurian border. He was named one of the ten Essential Civil Rights Movement Photographers and in 2018 was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.

Herrick retired to Rocky Mount, Virginia, where he was the executive director of the Developmental Center and later the boards of Perinatal Center, Helping Hands, Children’s Advocacy Programs of the Blue Ridge. He also served as the executive director of Voice of the Blue Ridge in Roanoke.

Herrick shares, “This Jesus book is a fantasy story by a retired journalist who always wanted to cover Jesus and delve into his life. The act of finding Jesus on many occasions and documenting some of those miraculous events for the Jerusalem Inquirer newspaper were almost more exciting than some of the stories I covered during my twenty-eight years with the Associated Press as a photographer and writer. I know it sounds strange, but I really ‘got into’ being with Jesus, at first as a skeptic, and then turned around as a person in awe. I really had the emotion of living in those times and feeling the emotions of the people in the story. I found Jesus to be a man of honor, and despite his power to do miracles, all the while, Jesus seemed quiet, normal, and communicative. I also felt that we had bonded and we’re friends. Writing about his death, burial, and resurrection was very interesting.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Gene E. Herrick’s new book will entertain and captivate the imagination as the author brings a unique perspective on history to life.

Herrick shares in an effort to document the momentous experiences he was blessed to be a part of through his dedicated journalistic career.

Consumers can purchase “Behind the Scenes of A Veteran Journalist” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Behind the Scenes of A Veteran Journalist,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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