Memorial Services For Anthony Shadid To Be Held Saturday
OKLAHOMA CITY - Journalists and dignitaries from around the world are expected to attend the funeral for Anthony Shadid, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who died of an asthma attack while on assignment in Syria.
Shadid's funeral will be held at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Shadid was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He was a longtime correspondent in the Middle East for the Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Associated Press. He won Pulitzer Prizes for his work in 2004 and 2010.
Several members of Shadid's family live in Oklahoma City, where his cousin Ed Shadid is a member of the city council.
The service will be streamed live online by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications.