Larry Shook is a veteran journalist, publisher, editor and communications consultant. He has written for such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Newsweek.

He is publisher and editor-in-chief of the online Camas Magazine. In that role, he has been researching and reporting on Spokane government and the River Park Square scandal since 2000.

With his wife, Judy Laddon, Shook was co-publisher of Spokane Magazine in the ’70s and ’80s, as well as being that publication’s editor-in-chief.

Shook has been an editor of San Diego Magazine, was editor-in-chief of Washington Magazine, state editor of Seattle Weekly. With reporting partner Tim Connor, he helped break the story of half-a-century of secret radiation releases at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Author of several books and numerous articles for national magazines, Shook is a former newspaper columnist and has written syndicated newspaper features.

With Connor and Laddon, in 2004 he won first place Sigma Delta Chi award from the national Society of Professional Journalists for an online investigative reporting package entitled, “How The Spokesman-Review Subverted Democracy in Spokane, Washington.”

With Connor, Shook took the first place award in the Northwest Society of Professional Journalists 1998 competition for weekly newspaper investigative reporting for “Burned,” a report on Spokane’s municipal incinerator.

Shook recently coauthored the book Quicksilver: A Revolutionary Way to Lead the Many and the Few—Beginning with You with executive coach Dr. Michael O’Brien. He also coauthored the book Profit from Experience with Dr. O’Brien.

He is currently writing a book about citizens who have fought the public corruption that enabled the River Park Square scandal.

Contact Larry Shook: lwshook (at) gmail (dot) com

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