Slain Capital Gazette Sports Reporter’s Widow Finishes His Book on DC Basketball



The National Press Club held the 2019 Book Fair and Authors’ Night in Washington on November 1. More than 100 authors were featured, including Chamblee.
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The widow of a slain Capital Gazette journalist honored his legacy by finishing the book he was working on when he was killed last year.

Veteran sports reporter John McNamara was one of the five people killed in the Annapolis newsroom shooting in June 2018. He was writing “The Capital of Basketball: A History of DC Area High School Basketball” at the time.

His widow, Andrea Chamblee, picked up the project and found some solace in completing it.

“It was a chance to think about something else than my life without John and my quiet dark house,” she said.