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Emmett Watson

Emmett Watson was a fixture in Seattle journalism for more than half a century, first as a sports writer for the Seatle Star and then as a columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Times . Orphaned shortly after his birth in 1918, Watson was raised by John and Elizabeth Watson, of West Seattle. He initially pursued a career in baseball, but proved more successful describing games than playing them. He scored his first international scoop by revealing the suicide of author...See more