Ted Diadiun

Profile Updated: April 10, 2015
Residing In Chesterland, OH USA
Spouse/Partner Debbie
Homepage www.cleveland.com/readers
Occupation journalist
Children Natalie Neff, born 1981
Kelsey Haggerty, born 1982
Jaime Kent, born 1985

In 2013, Jaime More…married Mark Kent, the son of Geoff Kent, whom some of you might remember from the Harvey class of '65. Google "Beach Boys wedding" for a look at something special that happened that night ...
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Started out to be an architect, then a geologist, then settled on journalism and have worked for three newspapers over the last 46 years. Began in 1968 with the late, lamented Telegraph (worked with Janice Crawford, Steve Daniels and Mike Celizic, among others), moved to The News-Herald in Willoughby in 1973 (sports editor then executive editor), joined The Plain Dealer in 1989 (was sports editor and assistant managing editor, and later the reader representative -- think "ombudsman"). Retired as a fulltime employee in 2010 but for four years continued to write a weekly column on journalism issues and ethics for the Sunday Forum section. You can find it online at Cleveland.com/readers if you're interested. Currently a member of the editorial board, writing an editorial or two a week. Earned a B.S. in Journalism from Kent (finally went back and took the classes I needed to get it in 1992!). Last year I taught a graduate
level class there (Ethics in Mass Communication) as an adjunct professor -- a development I'm sure would stun the professors whose classes I stumbled through when I was a student there.

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Moved to Ohio from New Jersey in our sophomore year. I had been floundering in high school there, and the move turned out to be a tremendous stroke of luck. I will never forget the open and welcoming reception I got from so many of you when I arrived at Riverside (during the Big Snow of 1962) as the new kid. You all quite literally changed my life and prospects, in ways I'm sure you have no idea and do not remember. But I do.

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Congratulations to David on the publication of his book, "Window-Shopping Through the Iron Curtain." Mine arrived today. Terrific work, and in his introductory remarks you can see echoes of the wry and insightful young man we knew back at Riverside. Well worth a look.

And I now own a complete collection (so far as I know) of the Class of '65 book library. Mr. Malc would be so proud!

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Posted on: Oct 24, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Hey Phil ... Janice just told me about the book you wrote on your cross-country bike trip. I ordered it from Amazon ... you put me and my little bike trips to shame!

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