Let's capture some of why we loved Wilke so much. As one friend of his put it:

"...write up an anecdote – some story where they watched Wilke build up into righteous anger when reporting a story... or ironing out a crease in the fabric of the Journal bureau... And someone should talk about him tearing up when he described taking his kid to college…..Or when he became nearly inconsolable when the anthrax story came back and cost him two fantastic seats at the Nats-Mets game. Describe a time he filled in for people, picked up their loads for them, counseled them, slipped them incredible sources, shared bylines... that will keep him alive and you (and the rest of us) afloat."

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Nocera, Lengel and Schneider posts

There are several posts on other sites to Wilke by several of his close friends that are also linked under the tribute section of this site, but I wanted to point them out prominently for all to see and read:

Joe Nocera on his Executive Suite blog at

Allan Lengel at Tickle The Wire

Keith Schneider at Modeshift

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