Hear Post reporter Tony Doris on public radio

LESSLIFEGUARDS 060509 METRO photo by Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post 0064535A - PALM BEACH - Lifeguard Rebecca Koehler arrives for the start of her shift at the lifeguard station in Phil Foster Park on Singer Island Friday morning.

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Tony Doris is scheduled to appear on public radio’s Topical Currents show this Thursday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m., to talk about local news and his latest novel, Floater.

Doris, who covers West Palm Beach, has been with the Post since 2004. The broadcast can be heard on WLRN, 91.3 FM; or at 101.9 FM.

Raised in New York, Boston and Brussels, Doris unhitched from his newspaper career at age 30 and went walkabout, donning a backpack and trekking solo through Asia and Australia before marooning himself in Tahiti. When the statute of limitations elapsed on his bank account he returned stateside, settling in Miami and West Palm Beach, where he dug into the worlds of government and business as an investigative reporter, editor and columnist.

Doris has a bachelor’s degree in English from Franklin & Marshall College and a master’s in journalism from Boston University. He runs the occasional marathon at speeds too slow for cameras to record, is a crossword fanatic and a lapsed guitarist. He has a daughter, Natalya, who is co-captain of Yale’s national champion sailing team and a son, Noah, a freshman and budding entrepreneur at Babson College.

Doris’ first novel, “Dirt,” drew loosely on his reporting years in Miami. The sequel, “Floater,” just came out. Both are available at Amazon.com.

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