Friday, November 9, 2007

Chron's Fagan talks about faith, journalism

Veteran Chronicle reporter Kevin Fagan tells the Jewish News Weekly that ...
    "When his daughter Molly, the only Jew in her class, asked why she 'couldn’t be a Christian like Daddy,' Fagan decided it was time to focus his ever-present yet amorphous sense of spirituality. He approached Rabbi Roberto Graetz, the spiritual leader at Lafayette’s Temple Isaiah, where the Fagans are members. 'I said, "How do I become a Jew?" And in typically Jewish fashion, he said, "Well, it’s not easy,"' recalled Fagan with a laugh."
Fagan, perhaps best known for his stories about the homeless in San Francisco, tells J-News that his faith plays an important role in his reporting. Fagan will speak at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at Los Altos Hills’ Congregation Beth Am. His topic: “Reporting With Heart in a Cynical World.”

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