(Alexander) Iain Calder

1939 -

Journalist. Born in Slamannan (Falkirk), Calder joined the Falkirk Sentinel newspaper in 1955, moving to the Stirling Journal as a reporter, then the Falkirk Mail and Daily Record in Glasgow. He then moved to London as the bureau chief for the US-based tabloid National Enquirer in 1964. Calder emigrated to the USA to continue his work for the Enquirer, under its ruthless owner Generoso Pope Jr., in Florida, rising to become its Editor in 1973. Pope admired the hard-nosed approach of British journalists and the pair built the circulation of the Enquirer through sensational stories, celebrity gossip and investigative journalism. During Calder's time as Editor, the newspaper covered the death of Elvis Presley, acquiring pictures of the star lying in his coffin, and uncovered a photograph that showed Senator Gary Hart lied about his association with a young lady which ended his chances of seeking nomination in the presidential race of 1988. The paper also found evidence that saw O. J. Simpson lose a wrongful death trial in 1997.

Calder now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. He published a book The Untold Story: My Twenty Years Running the National Enquirer in 2004.

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