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Jody Beck grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, the oldest of five children born to Leo J. Beck Jr. and Phyllis Kokjer Beck. Ty’s parents were occasional visitors to the Beck home, but both died while Beck was in college and before she knew about Ty’s story. She was a reporter for The Washington Star, an assignment editor at WRC-TV, taught journalism at the University of Maryland, and was director of the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Semester in Washington Program. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland-College Park, both in journalism. She lives in Washington, D.C.