By William Lineberry
The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture
Nancy Beasley’s career as a journalist started with a wager—one that she lost. In 1979, Beasley’s husband bet her $10 and a haircut that she could get a job as a reporter at the Richmond News-Leader. She took him up on the bet thinking she wouldn’t get the job, seeing as she had never written professionally. She lost the bet, and now 36 years after this accidental beginning, the VCU School of Mass Communications alumna (M.S.’00) is still writing.