Allen Wilson, Buffalo News sportswriter, dies at age 49

Allen Wilson was blessed with all of the underrated “soft skills” that make a successful journalist.

He was a great listener. He was sincerely curious about everyone. He made people see that he was genuinely interested in whatever they had to say. He rarely turned the focus of the conversation on himself. He had to earn everything he got in life, so he wasn’t judgmental with the people he interviewed. He empathized with people across all social boundaries.

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