Margaret Gibbons, known as Peg to her colleagues in the media, was believed to be the longest tenured reporter at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
The veteran newspaper reporter, known to ask the nagging question of elected officials in pursuit of the truth, passed away from a heart attack at her Lansdale home Friday. Gibbons covered county government and politics for about 40 years. During her career Gibbons was first employed by Montgomery Publishing, followed by the Times Herald of Norristown. Gibbons moved to Calkins media from 2008 until last fall. Her articles appeared in the Intelligencer. When family-owned Calkins Media, which owned the Intelligencer, was sold to another newspaper company last fall, the new ownership reduced it workforce. Gibbons was among the staff members who were not retained. Gibbons was 69 years old. Gibbons covered numerous noteworthy stories in her career, including Bill Cosby’s first sex assault trial, which ended in a hung jury.