Merrill, Hugh (Davis), (III)
MERRILL, Hugh (Davis), (III)
MERRILL, Hugh (Davis), (III). American, b. 1942. Genres: Music, Writing/Journalism, Communications/Media, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Huntsville Times, Huntsville, AL, political and civil rights reporter, 1964-66; Birmingham News, Birmingham, AL, political and civil rights reporter, 1966-68; Huntsville Times, political and civil rights reporter, 1968-69; Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, GA, feature writer and reporter, 1969-72; North Fulton Today, Roswell, GA, political editor and columnist, 1974-75; WAGG- Radio, Franklin, TN, news writer and announcer, 1976-78; Harpeth Herald, Brentwood, TN, editor, 1978-80; Louisville Today, Louisville, KY, editor, 1980-81; Atlanta Weekly, Atlanta, staff writer, 1982-85; Gwinnett Daily News, Lawrenceville, GA, daily columnist, 1985-88; Emory University, Atlanta, teacher of American studies, 1991, 1992; University of West Florida, Pensacola, assistant professor of communications. Atlanta Children's Theater, actor and resident playwright; Third Masque Theater, founder, actor and playwright; Anniston Community Theater, resident director; Public Broadcasting System, chief researcher for the series The Making of Modern Atlanta. Worked as campaign staff member, press liaison and press secretary for political figures. Publications: The Blues Route, 1990; ESKY: The Early Years at Esquire, 1995. SCREENPLAYS: Soul! (documentary), 1968; Big Daddy's Sweet Thing. Contributor to magazines. Address: Department of Communication Arts, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514, U.S.A.