Longtime AP reporter covering valley dies

March 5, 2013 

— Joe Bigham, a longtime Associated Press correspondent for the San Joaquin Valley, loved his family, his profession and his role mentoring young journalists, said those who knew him.

Mr. Bigham, a Fresno resident, died Feb. 24 at age 76.

The AP bureau in Fresno covered from Stockton to Bakersfield, and Mr. Bigham worked there for 27 years.

Mr. Bingham and wife Betty were married for 56 years and had two children, Craig and Pamela.

-- The Fresno Bee

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