Author and long-time journalist Terry Irving moved to Washington D.C. in 1973 to kick around for a few weeks and never looked back. In the nation’s capital, Irving started out riding a classic BMW R60/2 for ABC News during Watergate. Carrying that news film was the beginning of a 40-year career that has included producing Emmy Award-winning television news, writing everything from magazine articles to stand-up comedy and developing early forms of online media. He has traveled and worked in all 50 states plus parts of Europe, Africa and Asia.
Irving is the winner of four National Emmy Awards, multiple Peabody, DuPont and Telly awards, plus an honor at the Columbus Film Festival. He has produced stories ranging from War in Lebanon to the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Tiananmen Square. He presented live events as a senior live control room producer at CNN, Fox, ABC and MSNBC and wrote and edited copy for some of the top anchors and journalists in television news including Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer, Wolf Blitzer, and Aaron Brown.
Irving is an active member of the International Thriller Writers and the Mystery Writers of America, and serves as a board member of the Foundation for Moral Courage.
Irving’s debut novel, Courier, was published by Exhibit A on May 1, 2014. Exhibit A went out of business six weeks later. Irving continues to maintains this was pure coincidence.
After spending most of that year recovering his rights, Ronin Robot Press was established in November 2014 and is publishing Irving’s books Courier and Day of the Dragonking, as well as Gold for San Joaquin by Cliff Roberts, Texas Spitfire by Chloe Mayer, Undefeated Love by Bruce Bennet and 5 more books currently under development.
Irving and his wife live just outside Washington D.C. because their dog simply refuses to live anywhere else.
See Terry Irving on Thursday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Johnson Center, Meeting Room F. Click for details.