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PAJ mourns veteran journalist David Ebanks

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Veteran journalist David Ebanks

The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) last night expressed regret at the death of David Ebanks, a well-known name in Jamaican journalism and a former president of the association.

In a statement yesterday, the PAJ said: "David began his career at Radio Jamaica in the 1950s, and for years, his instantly recognisable voice was associated with news on that station."

He worked as a parliamentary reporter at RJR and was one of the hosts of the Sunday afternoon current-affairs discussion pro-gramme 'Exposure'.

"If you go back into the RJR archives, you'll find that David was a key part of the RJR team, covering all the national events for decades," said PAJ President Dionne Jackson Miller.

Ebanks' more than 30 years in broadcasting at RJR ended with him serving as head of the then RJR News and Public Affairs Department. He continued his broadcast journalism career with a brief stint at Power 106, but most people would have known him in recent years as part of the IRIE FM news team.

Ebanks is survived by his widow, Cindy; daughters; and other relatives.