NEW ORLEANS — Thomas Michael “Tommy” Driscoll, a New Orleans-based senior technology specialist for The Associated Press, has died following a long illness. He was 56.
Driscoll was a leader of teams that carried out behind-the-scenes workspace preparations for the news co-operative’s multifaceted coverage of Super Bowls, Academy Awards ceremonies, political conventions and other events.
Driscoll was respected among co-workers for his technological know-how, a tireless work ethic and gregarious personality. He began his career with the AP as a technician at the New Orleans bureau and worked for a time in the Washington bureau. After a few years away from the AP, the New Orleans area native returned to the co-operative in 2000. He remained based in New Orleans, but worked on projects that took him all over the country.
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