A Year After Art Teele's Suicide, Jim DeFede Is Thriving

september 27, 2006  01:09 pm
In the Sept. 28 issue of Miami New Times, Chuck Strouse reports on the current activities of Jim DeFede, a former columnist at the paper: He now has a daily radio show during morning rush hour, makes regular appearances on a local news program, and writes a column for LRM magazine. DeFede, who famously was fired from the Miami Herald in 2005 for recording a conversation with former city official Art Teele, says he may not "want to be waking up at 4:00 a.m. in ten years," but he is happy to have three jobs for now. "That way I can be fired from one and still be covered," he says.