Larry Nagengast, a contributor to Delaware First Media since 2011, has been writing and editing news stories in Delaware for more than four decades.
A native of Babylon, N.Y., he began his career as a reporter and editor with The News Journal, where he covered schools, courts, government and consumer issues, guided the operations of the features department and supervised a team of staff and freelance writers to produce six zoned weekly community news sections. He has won national and regional awards for his education writing and regional awards for his coverage of consumer news and other topics.
Larry has written one book, Pierre S. du Pont IV, Governor of Delaware, 1977-1985, an oral history of the du Pont administration, and has edited three others, including Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War, 1968-1972, an award-winning social history by Nancy E. Lynch, and The Heart of America, a collection of images from all 50 states by photojournalist Kevin Fleming that was recognized as one of “America’s Best” by Reader’s Digest magazine.
A graduate of Fordham University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Larry served as an officer in the U.S. Navy before beginning a career in journalism.
When not at work, he enjoys reading about U.S. history and politics and rooting for New York sports teams ... and the Baltimore Ravens.