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Tribune columnist Paul Rolly's journalistm career has spanned 42 years, and he spent Wednesday evening reminiscing about his experiences. Here is video of the evening's event.
The first segment is a conversation between Rolly and Jennifer Napier-Pearce about how Rolly got into journalism and some great stories from his career.
Next came the roasters, and first up was former Salt Lake County councilman Randy Horiuchi.
JoAnn Jacobsen-Wells used to work as Rolly's column partner at The Tribune. She shared some of her experiences working with Rolly. Unfortunately the end of her roast inadvertantly was cut off.
Utah Sen. Curt Bramble took the stage next to get a few digs in on Rolly.
The Utah Eagle Forum's Gayle Ruzicka, a favorite target for Rolly, got her chance to roast Rolly, and she didn't waste it. She even made Rolly an honorary member of the Eagle Forum.
Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, who hurried down from the capitol from the special session, took a few digs at Rolly.
Utah Sen. Jim Dabakis finished the roasting by taking a few shots at Rolly and a variety of other topics.
The night concluded with a couple questions from the audience and a sincere thank you from Rolly.