Massachusetts State House reporter Kevin McNicholas died on Thanksgiving Day, according to WATD-FM Marshfield, MA, one of the stations for which he filed reports over many decades of covering the state government. McNicholas, who was 61, had battled an aggressive bladder cancer.
“Kevin was an institution at Statehouse press conferences,” Gov. Deval Patrick said in a statement. “He was a great journalist who could usually be found sitting on the floor in the front of the room, manning his recorder and armed with the most substantive and insightful questions. But more importantly, he was a sweet man with a generous spirit and a ready smile.”