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Patrick O'Grady


Posted 9/8/20



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Patrick O'Grady




For the past 25 years, Patrick O’Grady has spent time immersed in the Valley’s media scene. Whether it was covering cities or school districts, delving into the communities and the business world, writing about the Valley’s movers and shakers or a data dive into the effects of public policy and regional growth, Mr. O’Grady has had a hand in its coverage. After starting his career with Independent Newsmedia in 1995, he has worked with various other Valley media before returning in 2020.

A graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Mr. O’Grady has lived in Peoria for the past 20 years.