Triplett, Bloomberg journalist and NLGJA president, dies

Michael Triplett

Michael Triplett, a Bloomberg journalist and president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, died earlier this month from cancer. He was 48.

Adam Bernstein of The Washington Post writes, “At his death, Mr. Triplett was an assistant managing editor for the Daily Tax Report at Bloomberg BNA.

“He had spent about 12 years at the Bureau of National Affairs, a news service that provides legal, tax, business and government information. Bloomberg L.P. acquired BNA in 2011.

“In 2006, Mr. Triplett won a National Press Club award for his examination of the new terrain of employment and labor law issues affecting laborers in the video game industry.

“In August 2012, he became president of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Earlier, he was Washington chapter president and vice president of print and new media.

“He was credited with playing a key role in the organization’s decision to join the minority journalists group Unity in 2011. He was one of the gay and lesbian group’s first representatives to the Unity board.”

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