DETROIT -- Laura Clark Geist, a former Automotive News reporter, died Feb. 10 after a long battle with cancer. She was 50.
She joined Automotive News in 1986 as a staff reporter. Her beats included marketing and Ford Motor Co. She left the publication in 1991 but continued as a freelancer, producing hundreds of articles through 2010.
Geist was also the co-author of Praying Through Cancer: Set Your Heart Free from Fear, published in 2006.