Earnest Reese covered us for the AJC for many years, up until 2002 I believe. I never had a chance to tap his brain, but did share space in the press box with him in '02, which was my first year covering football for the George-Anne.

He was a pioneer for African-Americans working at major newspapers.

I found this link on his son's (apparently a PhD at a college out west) website. http://www.csupomona.edu/~rrreese/nonfla/earnest.html

Hate to hear my old AJC colleague Ernie Reese passed away. An institution of knowledge on small colleges. A prince of a man. He'll be missed @ajcuga 1 hour, 40 minutes
Prayers out to family of Earnest Reese, a great, who passed. Former AJC, one of 1st African American sportswriters at major paper. @JeffSchultzAJC 1 hour, 51 minutes