Remembering Betsy Wade
By Everett Potter
My friend, colleague, and mentor, Betsy Wade of The New York Times, died yesterday. She was an extraordinary editor and a groundbreaking journalist with a wry sense of humor. Betsy, who was a contributor to Everett Potter’s Travel Report, was tough but fair, a champion of younger writers, encouraging, critical (sometimes highly critical 🙂 and one of the most grounded people that I have ever known. She was old school in the best possible way. Her obituary in the NYT gives a sense of her amazing career. She will be missed.