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Reporter first to expose Gov. Sanford's famous disappearance.
Jim Davenport recalls important moments from his history in newspapers, including working at the Statehouse and covering Gov. Mark Sanford's Argentina affair.


Louis Sossamon

Jim Davenport

Born: 1958 in Great Falls, Montana
Died: December 31, 2012

Newspaper History:
- The State Newspaper, 1986
- The Associated Press, 1999

Honors and Awards:
- Associated Press Staffer of the Year Award for South Carolina, 2009
- Associated Press "Best of States" Award, 2011
- A Senate Resolution, 2012
- The Order of the Palmetto, 2012
- SCPA FOI Award

Education:
-University of South Carolina, MA and BA, 1980-1987

Family: Married to Debra Davenport, has one daughter, Mary Catherine

Video Interview
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The full interview is 55 minutes.

Interview Highlights (fast forward to hear about):
- Davenport's introduction to the newspaper (1:10-2:11)
- The Statehouse flag debate (02:33-7:32)
- The final compromise hearing (7:32-14:09)
- The Mark Sanford Administration (20:12-23:46)
- Mark Sanford's Argentina trip (23:46-28:50)
- Working at the Statehouse (28-50-33:43)
- Problems with private emails (42:47-48:21)
- Advice for up-and-coming journalists (48:21-54:35)
Jim Davenport receives the Order of the Palmetto
A Senate Resolution
Jim Davenport wins the 'Best of the States' Award
The Associated Press
Remembering Jim Davenport

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