Montgomery Talks: Andrea Chamblee, Wife of Slain Capital Gazette Sportswriter

John McNamara was one of five victims gunned down and killed on June 28, 2018, at the Annapolis Capital Gazette offices.

At the time of his death, McNamara, a veteran sportswriter, was chronicling the D.C. region’s many contributions to the game of basketball for a book he was writing. He started working on “The Capital of Basketball” around 2007. A few months after the shooting, McNamara’s wife, Andrea Chamblee, took on the task of completing her husband’s book which was recently released.

Chamblee spoke with Montgomery Talks about the challenges of finishing the book, coping with tragedy, and the effort to change Maryland’s gun laws to prevent future shooting rampages.

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Douglas Tallman

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