Reporter covering national transportation Education: Temple University
Ashley Halsey reports on national transportation, including infrastructure, aviation, autonomous cars and shipping. Although he has had a fairly extensive number of interesting experiences, collectively they've not transformed him into a particularly interesting person. He was, for instance, the first person to learn who the real “Sam” was for “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz. He once drank moonshine with Orville McCoy of the infamous Hatfields-and-McCoys deadly feud. He came within a hair of death after being hit by a speeding Studebaker. He was on a biplane that crash-landed on the runway at Reagan National Airport, delaying the departure of a bunch of airliners. He has met several presidents and not been able to offer any of them an original thought.
Honors & Awards:
Has never won anything meaningful, but came close a few times.
Professional Affiliations: The nature of journalism suggests that we shouldn't belong to anything, although my late mother once insisted that I belong to some local journalism society. Foreign languages spoken: I'm working on learning Spanish, but it's been slow going. From high school, I remember how to ask someone to play tennis (although I no longer play tennis) and am conversant about frogs, because Senorita Maybaum (my HS Spanish teacher) had a thing about la rana. Books by Ashley Halsey III:
“There are so many pieces to any accident,” Daniel K. Elwell said. “I’ve never looked at an accident where there weren’t three or four of five links in the chain, any one of which, if it hadn’t gone wrong, the plane would have survived.”
Older drivers outlive the age when they're capable of driving safely by seven to 10 years, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA also found that very few of them discuss their driving issues with their family or doctor.