‘Whitney’ Reveals a Star’s Hidden Life

When a star falls, a number of articles and memoirs follow in their wake to explain to us mere mortals the causes, what happened, and where it all went wrong. Whitney Houston’s death in 2012 sparked a number of such insightful pieces. Born on August 9, 1963 to singer Cissy Houston and John Houston, Jr….

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Jess Paniszczyn
Jess discovered an aptitude for writing in high school. After earning a B.A. degree in English he joined the ranks of the working class where he quickly found he did not work well in a corporate environment. He took a series of technical writing contract jobs working for such companies as AT&T, Sykes Enterprises – where he worked on IBM projects – and Lomas Mortgage. To support himself during lulls between contracts, he began working with the Dallas Morning News in operations where he worked part-time for several years, eventually migrating to the Irving Daily News in its final year of publication. Jess was the first writer hired by The Rambler Newspapers and has been with the company since the publication of the initial Irving Rambler Newspaper. He has found a home at the newspaper that as a young writer he never thought would ever find working ‘in the real world.’