Mothers, please let your babies grow up to be journalists

Published May 8, 2015

You would never know it by watching him broadcast the news in Pittsburgh, or by sitting in on one of his classes at Duquesne University, or by listening to him narrate the election of a new pope, but there was a time, in his childhood, when news anchor Mike Clark had a difficult speech impediment.

He stuttered.  It got so bad that his older brothers, his school friends, even his Dad made fun of him.  “Just spit it out!” they would tell him.

“It was significant enough that I still remember my machine gun-like stammering,” he remembers, “and the

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