About Larry Cox
Larry Cox moved to Tucson in 1996 after living in the Colorado High Country for more than 20 years. While in Colorado, he was involved in broadcasting and produced programming for various radio stations including KOA-AM, KHOW-AM, and KCFR-FM. He also edited six cook books to raise funds so that a historic water wheel could be restored in the mountain community of Idaho Springs.
In 1996, Cox began work at KCEE-AM in Tucson where he produced a weekly program that featured vintage music. It continued until 2002 when the station was sold and the format changed. He wrote a weekly collectible column for Desert Leaf from 1997 until 1999 in addition to contributing to several regional publications including The Tucson Monthly. He is the author of The Book of Tucson Firsts which was published in 1998. The proceeds from that book were donated to the Arizona Historical Society.
In April of 1999, he began working for The Arizona Daily Star where he was a columnist and reviewed new books. He continued at The Star until October of 2002, when he left to become a columnist and the book editor of The Tucson Citizen. In addition to his work at The Tucson Citizen, Cox wrote a weekly column and contributed to the book review page of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Since 2000, his syndicated book reviews and weekly columns for King Features have been distributed to 450-plus publications throughout the U.S. and Canada.