You know its strange. Last week Saturday, I was talking to Jim Mitchell and when my shift ended I told him that I'd see him again this week today. That wouldn't be the case as Jim died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He was 58.
I worked with Jim Mitchell for the past 8 years at WBZ News Radio in Boston, where I work part time as a news writer mostly on Saturday's. I often wrote for Jim. If there was a problem he was always polite about it and keen to educate.
He loved his bookstore in Warner, New Hampshire. He even offered to order a book for me that I was looking for...free of charge. Sometimes he'd bring in treats for the newsroom like cookies, cakes and pies which would be devoured quickly. He passed away in his beloved Bookstore.
We loved hearing him interview foreign correspondents. He was a pro at it, and even pronounced their names right.
I will miss Jim. I'm in the Newsroom now, it just doesn't feel the same.
REST IN PEACE JIM MITCHELL