Ken Fuson (June 23, 1956 – January 3, 2020) was an American journalist for The Baltimore Sun and The Des Moines Register.

Ken Fuson
Born(1956-06-23)June 23, 1956
DiedJanuary 3, 2020(2020-01-03) (aged 63)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Missouri


Fuson was born in 1956 and he grew up in Granger, Iowa.[1][2][3] He dropped out of the University of Missouri and became a journalist.[2][3]

Fuson began his career at the Columbia Daily Tribune.[2][3] He worked for The Des Moines Register from 1981 to 1995, The Baltimore Sun from 1995 to 1999, and The Des Moines Register once again from 1999 to 2008.[2][3] Over the course of his career, Fuson won "more than 40 national and state writing awards", including one from the American Society of News Editors.[3]

Fuson died of liver failure on January 3, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska, at age 63.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b Gartner, Michael (January 3, 2020). "Ken Fuson — 1956-2020". Cityview. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Finney, Daniel P. (January 3, 2020). "'An extraordinarily gifted storyteller': Former Register writer Ken Fuson dies at 63". Des Moines Register. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Belt, Deb (January 3, 2020). "Ken Fuson, Award-Winning Former Baltimore Sun Writer, Dies At 63". Patch. Retrieved January 4, 2020.