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Salem-News Editor Tim King Joins Veterans Today

VeteransToday.com welcomes Tim King to it’s columnist team.

Tim King in Iraq
Tim King in Iraq. Photo by Ryan Ahern, SSgt, US Army

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Salem-News.com Editor Tim King has joined the team of writers at Veterans Today, where military issues that miss the mainstream are covered with a great amount of depth and accuracy.

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com’s Executive News Editor.

King says he is especially pleased to be added to the team at Veterans Today, where he believes writers, "Ensure that stories relating to veterans are fully explored and published in front of a large audience strongly in need of cutting edge information that isn't always pleasant, but is essential, even life-changing."

A lifelong student of military history, Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

"There is no way I could take the direction of my writing where I have, if I hadn't placed myself in the conflict zones to comprehend the experience of those living under military occupation, and also fighting for the United States, and foreign governments from Europe, Asia, Afghanistan and Iraq," King said.

Along with his wife and business partner, Bonnie King, Tim produced the 1993 PBS documentary 'Fallen Fortress at Cape Lookout'- recounting the sole survivor's story of an historic WWII B-17 crash. Tim also spent several years researching the life of WWI American pilot Frank Luke Jr., in the process traveling to a number of U.S. states to record interviews as well as the old battlefields in France where Luke fought and died.

A large percentage of Tim's original articles on Salem-News.com, which number almost 1700 at the time of this writing, relate to war coverage, articles about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and health issues facing Marines who served at MCAS El Toro in California and Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Without question, Tim says his primary mentor is Dr. Phillip Leveque; a WWII Combat Veteran, PTSD sufferer, and physician who treated hundreds of Veterans from a number of wars for PTSD in his career. 'Doc' Leveque is also a frequent Salem-News.com writer.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting.

Those awards recognize Tim's work experience at Salem-News, as well as in network affiliate news TV stations, where Tim worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer's Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club.

Salem-News.com and Veterans Today have long supported one another and writers from each group regularly appear on both sites.

Launched in 2004, Salem-News.com continues to cover a wide ranging news base that includes Palestine and Israel, Africa, Mexico, Iran, Lebanon, government corruption, war crimes, adult conservatorship, Genocide on a world scale, prescription drug abuse, religion, crime, police brutality, Civil Rights violations, racism, medical marijuana, and many more subjects.

Veterans Today - With over 600,000 plus unique visitors per month bringing in millions page hits, we’re growing into a dynamic interactive conglomerate of information, service, and product sites serving the U.S. Military Veterans market with news and information that contribute to the greater good of the Veterans community.

Created in 2004, Our “Veterans Today” brand name is growing and gaining mass acceptance in this niche marketplace.




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xexon May 30, 2011 8:25 pm (Pacific time)

I think you're the bug in their ear they need to hear. x


Marci May 30, 2011 3:02 pm (Pacific time)

Is this group registered with congress like the VFW, American Legion, etc.? Do they have staff that represents veteran's claims?

Editor: I think you will find plenty of advocacy as a veteran from VT, but it is a media site. You might drop them a line to make further inquiry and there are hundreds of veterans who we have assisted by providing information and references.  


Colli May 30, 2011 10:47 am (Pacific time)

Congrats Tim! An excellent coice on their aprt. We know you will be a great addition to their journalistic team. Colli


Hazel May 30, 2011 9:23 am (Pacific time)

Tim King, Veterans Today, and Salem-News are gold.


Eve Lentz May 30, 2011 7:12 am (Pacific time)

Wow, Tim! What a wonderful match for you and for "Veterans Today"! May your wisdom continue to spread to many who yearn for truthful journalism. You are just the kind of voice that many of us need to hear more of!


Sigismond May 30, 2011 2:15 am (Pacific time)

Congratulations, Tim! Hervé

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