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John McNamara (Journalist)

John McNamara (Journalist)

John McNamara was an American journalist based in Annapolis, Maryland. He is the editor of the Bowie Blade-News and the Crofton-West County Gazette. He has worked in various capacities for Capital Gazette for more than 20 years. He was one of the victims that were gunned down at The Capital Gazette Mass Shooting 2018.

Personal Life & Activities

McNamara has worked and lived in Anne Arundel County for many years. For the newspaper, he has covered local politics, people on the rise, and other reports regarding the community of Annapolis, Maryland. He is considered to be an active twitter user and has recently retweeted David Hogg regarding gun violence.

In the Media

On Thursday June 28, 2018, The Capital Gazette Mass Shooting occurred at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County Anne Arundel County, Maryland. According to reports, the shooting has left at least four people dead and others injured. In another report by BuzzFeed, they declare 5 have died. The acting Anne Arundel County Police Chief Bill Krampf, has reported five have died.

An intern at the headquarters of Capital Gazette report that McNamara was reported to be among the victims.

Authorities later confirmed McNamara and Rob Hiaasen as among those dead.

Jarrod Ramos was identified as the suspect in the shooting. [1]


Citation Linkcoed.comJarrod Ramos identified
Jun 29, 2018, 12:59 AM
Citation Linkbaltimoresun.comCapital Gazette shooting victim John McNamara: Sports reporting was his dream job
Jun 29, 2018, 2:58 AM
Citation Linkcapitalgazette.comHis background
Jun 28, 2018, 7:49 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comJohn McNamara on Twitter
Jun 28, 2018, 7:52 PM
Citation Linkbaltimoresun.comShooting reported at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis
Jun 28, 2018, 7:54 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comThe intern from the Capital gazette that reports J ohn Mcnamara being shot.
Jun 28, 2018, 8:23 PM
Citation Linkheavy.comOn Heavy.
Jun 28, 2018, 8:41 PM
Citation Linkwjla.comSeveral dead in Annapolis after gunman opened fire at Capital Gazette newspaper office
Jun 28, 2018, 8:47 PM
Citation Linkwashingtonpost.com4 dead several injured in Annapolis mass shooting, suspect in custody
Jun 28, 2018, 8:47 PM
Citation Linkbuzzfeed.comThe Buzzfeed article about the shooting.
Jun 28, 2018, 8:59 PM
Citation Linktownhall.comMass Shooting In Maryland Newsroom, Multiple People Shot
Jun 28, 2018, 9:07 PM