Since we just had our reunion, this comes as a shocking contrast to the fond retrospectives we shared. Since many of your are outside the area, this may be the only means of learning of this tragedy.
Over the years I have tried to contact Doug by various means. Because of his profile, he is relatively well "protected", which is as it should be. If I find, or anyone else knows of or finds a means to contact him, please let us know.
WASHINGTON — Eric Wright, the 22-year-old son of KSL Newsradio host Doug Wright, died this weekend in Washington, D.C., in an apparent fall.
Police found Wright's body in the rear alley of the 3700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to a news release.
According to Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, Eric Wright started an internship for U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop just last Monday. He previously worked as a congressional page in high school.
Jowers said the roof of the Park Place Apartments, the building next to the alley and where all Hinckley Institute interns reside, is a popular gathering place with grassy areas to grill out and socialize.
Wright was a senior at the U., majoring in history teaching with a minor in political science. Jowers said he had a "dynamic personality."
"He reminded me of his father in some ways," Jowers said. "He was very interested and engaged in current events. He always had a huge smile... There isn't a better kid than Eric."
Jowers didn't know Wright's future plans but knew he was interested in public service. His brother, Ian, is also doing an internship in Washington, for the Republican Governors Association.
— Paul Koepp