Ben Bradle was a fixture in Washington Post journalism for more than 20 years.
And he still has a long way to go.
A year ago, his wife and two young daughters died at age 7 and 10.
The Post reported that they had suffered a rare disease called sarcoidosis, a type of infection that has been found in a variety of animals.
Bradlee has long been an advocate for the prevention of Sarcoidophilus coronavirus, or COVID-19, which has claimed the lives of thousands.
But his work with the Post’s other reporters has been more limited, and he has seen his colleagues’ deaths firsthand.
“I’ve seen some people say things that I’m thinking about my own family,” Bradlee told BuzzFeed News.
“They say, ‘Ben, if I was at home, I’d be on the phone with you right now.
I’d call you and say, “Ben, I’m sorry.
We’re doing this.’
“Bradlee, who has been a staff writer at the Post since 2011, is known as a journalist who writes about social issues.
“My family is dead. “
We are a family here,” Bradle said.
“My family is dead.
We are all dead.
I’m just trying to wrap my head around it.”
Bradlee also said that he and his colleagues have had some tough times, but that he’s always been a kind person.
“This is my job.
This is who I am,” Bradley said.
Bradley is not the only reporter who’s had to grapple with death, and the Post has seen a lot of stories like his over the past few months.
On Monday, a young woman died at the Washington Post offices after contracting COVID.
Her death was reported by several news outlets and local media outlets, including NBC, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times.
She had just turned 20 and was the third of her family to die in the United States.
In March, a mother of five died in Florida after contracting the disease.
Her husband died earlier this month.
On Tuesday, a woman contracted the virus in New York City and died a week later.
Bradle, who is now in his 60s, said that his own family has been the hardest hit.
“When you’re a reporter, it’s not a job to be able to take it all in,” Bradlie said.
But Bradlee and his staff have made some progress.
Last month, he and a Post reporter were working on a story about the Trump administration’s plan to remove a memorial to Rosa Parks.
But soon after the reporter received the news, Bradlee began to feel sick and rushed to the hospital.
Bradles wife and the woman’s mother came to his room and brought him some food.
But it wasn’t enough.
They said they needed more time.
Bradleys father and daughter had just gotten married.
Bradlie asked his staff if they would let him stay at their home and stay with them until he got better.
They told him they would not.
“Ben is a person that I think of as my hero, and so I thought that’s what we needed to do,” said Bradley, who said he was shocked to hear his mother’s reaction.
Brad Lee and his wife.
AP / Chris O’Meara Bradlee said that while he and the staff have tried to keep their distance from each other, his parents have spoken out in the past about their feelings about him.
His father, a retired military man, recently told BuzzFeed that his daughter had died of COVID, and that his mother had also contracted the disease after contracting it.
“It has affected me as a parent.
And so I think it has affected my dad,” Brad Lee told BuzzFeed.
“He’s going through his own stuff as well.”
In addition to the death and the grief that his father has been experiencing, Bradley has had to confront the reality that he is not in control of his health.
He was diagnosed with COVID and underwent a spinal surgery in July 2016, but he has since returned to work at the newspaper.
“There are certain things that you just can’t control,” BradLee said.
“[My father] knows I’m not going to be a reporter anymore, and I’m still a reporter,” he said.
As a reporter himself, Bradle knows how hard it is to be in the trenches of public health.
“You get sick,” Bradli said.