Maurice ‘Mickey’ Carroll, reporter, educator, voice of the Quinnipiac Poll

Former Newsday reporter Maurice “Mickey” Carroll, who competed with giants of New York journalism and witnessed the shooting of President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, died Wednesday.

Carroll was 86. He died of colon cancer at his family home in Convent Station, New Jersey, relatives said.

He worked for the Quinnipiac University Poll and taught journalism at Quinnipiac University since 1995 after more than 40 years working at New York and New Jersey newspapers. Carroll covered politics for Newsday, The New York Times, the Herald Tribune, the New York Post, the Newark Star-Ledger and other newspapers in New Jersey; as well as The Hill in Washington, D.C., during the heyday of metro newspaper wars. CONT.

Michael Gormley, Newsday