AP tech specialist Tommy Driscoll dies at 56

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thomas Michael “Tommy” Driscoll, a New Orleans-based senior technology specialist for The Associated Press, has died following a long illness. He was 56.

Driscoll was a leader of teams that carried out behind-the-scenes workspace preparations for the news cooperative’s multifaceted coverage of Super Bowls, Academy Awards ceremonies, political conventions and other events.

Driscoll was respected among co-workers for his technological know-how, a tireless work ethic and gregarious personality. He began his career with the AP as a technician at the New Orleans bureau and worked for a time in the Washington bureau. After a few years away from the AP, the New Orleans area native returned to the cooperative in 2000. He remained based in New Orleans, but worked on projects that took him all over the country.

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