Bob Kerr's Final Column

Sep 5, 2014

This week The Providence Journal laid off at least 22 employees as it switched hands from AH Belo Corporation to New Media Investment Group. One of the newsroom staffers let go was columnist Bob Kerr who had worked at the paper for 43 years, spending almost half of that time writing a column that ran three times a week.

Bob Kerr in the Rhode Island Public Radio studios to record his final column. Kerr was a columnist at the Providence Journal, where he worked for 43 years.
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

Kerr was escorted out the door on Tuesday and wasn’t able to write a final column. So we extended an invitation for him to say good-bye to the Rhode Islanders who read his column week after week, year after year.