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Jessica Redfield, RIP: Sports Journalist and Victim of Aurora Shooting


Jessica Ghawi was one of the many theater patrons murdered during last night’s senseless shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. She was also part of COED Media Group. Under her pen name of Jessica Redfield, she had been a regular contributor to You only have to check out some of her work there to appreciate her talent and innovative sense of humor. Jessica was a determined journalist who had also won over fans at the Denver Post–where sports columnist Adrian Dater has posted a fine column about her death.

She was a well-known hockey blogger in the Denver area, and you can find further tributes to Jessica at Mile High Hockey and Yahoo! Sports. Jessica was enough of a hockey gal that her last conversation was a Twitter exchange with an NHL writer for the Sporting News–who remembers Jessica today in an article for New York City’s Daily News. As you can see, Jessica had already made a major impression on her contemporaries while just beginning her professional career. Her death is a great loss in many ways, and our best thoughts are with her family and her many friends.

  • COED Writer