Mike DeArmond, Star’s Missouri beat writer, retires after 40 years

Mike DeArmond, who covered Missouri sports for the Star for the last 20 years, penned his last story yesterday, covering Mizzou’s win over Baylor. In all, he spent 40 years at the Star.

DeArmond joined the Star in 1972 after graduating from Mizzou’s journalism school. He covered eight Olympic games, and was one of the first Star reporters on the scene of the 1981 Hyatt skywalk collapse that killed 114 people.

He also worked as an assistant sports editor and assistant city editor for the Star and the Kansas City Times.

Per the Star’s story on his career:

“Nobody works harder, or cares more about his craft, than Mike DeArmond,” said Jeff Rosen, The Star’s assistant managing editor for sports. “Last fall, he was the first to report that MU had an offer on the table to go to the SEC. His meticulous reporting led the way for The Star’s coverage of that tumultuous time and proved to be the fitting final act of a fabulous career. We will miss him.”

Terez Paylor will continue to cover MU sports.


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