By the time former Enquirer Business Editor Scott Aiken landed in Cincinnati in the 1960s, he had built a career in 10 years that some journalists can only dream about in a lifetime.
He had traveled the world, covering news in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany and Finland, and even interviewed then-Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev’s wife in a Danish pasture.
Mr. Aiken, who grew up in Massachusetts, joined The Enquirer in 1967 and put his experience in international affairs to work as a foreign news analyst, an assistant editorial page editor and business editor before leaving the news industry in 1979 for jobs in public relations with Armco Inc. and Cincinnati Bell.
All the while, he remained true to his roots in journalism, staying active in the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) on the national and local levels.
Mr. Aiken, of Mount Lookout, died (March 6) at Hospice of Cincinnati after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 77.