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Class of 1989

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David Blow



David Blow is a 1989 Castleton graduate who spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter/editor at The Post-Star in Glens Falls, NY before returning to Castleton to teach in 2005. His career in journalism produced several Associated Press awards and was punctuated by memorable interviews with Robert Redford, Jerry Springer and Ted Turner along with countless state and federal government officials. He traded in the newsroom for the classroom to try to instill the passion he has for journalism into Communications students at Castleton. He advises the school’s newspaper, The Castleton Spartan, and has published two books: “Blow by Blow: A Quarter Century of Voices from My Notebook,” and “COVID Chronicles: College Students Navigate pandemic Life.” Students say Blow’s enthusiasm, experience and passion make learning from him fun. Blow still frequently contributes stories and columns for The Post-Star. He is married and has two daughters.

David Blow is a Castleton State College graduate who returned to teach communication classes in 2005 after a 15-year journalism career as reporter and editor. He