My name is Eddie Curran. I live in Mobile, Ala., as I have for most of my life. That included almost 20 years at the Mobile Register. During most of that time I focused on investigative projects, with stories and series on state and local politics, the courts, and wayward businesses.
For those interested in my business, go to Curran Research and Writing Services.
Any reporter who worked at it as long as I did, and was given as much freedom and time to work on stories as I was allowed, wins some awards. I mention a few here for one reason: To hopefully provide credibility to the reporting on this site. There are so many web-sites, and many with incorrect information, that it’s important for readers of this site to know that I have experience in this sort of work.
My reporting on former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman won a number of awards, including: Finalist, 2001, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), for papers with less 250,000 circulation; 1st place, 2002, Association of Capital Reporters & Editors (ACRE), in-depth reporting; 2nd place, ACRE, 2003, in-depth reporting. I also won numerous state level awards over the years, including, in 2004, first place in non-deadline reporting from the Alabama Associated Press Association for a series called, “The Asbestos Testing Wars.”
I left the paper in 2007 to write, “The Governor of Goat Hill, “a book about my reporting on Siegelman, his administration, the criminal investigation and trial, and related matters. For information about the book and the Siegelman case, go to EddieCurran.Com. I would like to add, lest anyone accuse me of going after politicians of this or that stripe, that I wrote dozens of investigative pieces on Siegelman’s predecessor, Republican Fob James. Several had major impacts on the James administration.
I’m 52, married, with a son at Alabama, a daughter at Murphy High, and a dog named Ralph. I operate a one-person business and provide research, writing and related services to a wide range of clients.
Author’s Research Papers Donated to University of South Alabama
On Feb. 12, 2014, the University of South Alabama Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library announced that it has received and deposited the research papers collected and produced during my reporting on former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. The records also cover events leading up to and including the 2006 trial, the sentencing and appeals, and my critical look at the national media coverage of the Siegelman case.
The collection — 20,000 pages of stories, notes, e-mails and records — is now available for review and research at the university’s Springhill Avenue Campus.