by Batt Humphreys
South Carolina Humanities Award
2010 IPPY Gold - True Crime
2010 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner
2010 SIBA Award Finalist
2010 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year finalist
Batt Humphreys, a Georgia native, began a career in television news in Charleston in the early 80s. His career took him to CBS News in New York where he spent 15 years, most as a senior producer, before leaving to return to his beloved South. He managed the coverage of many of the events that have shaped our lives over the past quarter century, including the first hours of the morning of September 11, 2001, several wars, elections and as a reporter covering hurricanes, executions and more murders than he cares to remember. Humphreys and his wife Laura currently live on a farm outside Charleston. Dead Weight, his first novel, is based on a true story.