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Michael Herr, 76 (1940 - 2016)
Michael Herr, whose reports from the front lines of the Vietnam War for a magazine were turned into his acclaimed nonfiction novel "Dispatches," died June 23, 2016, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage by Legacy.com, click here.
David Gilkey, 50 (2016)
David Gilkey, an award-winning American photojournalist for NPR, died June 5 along with his Afghan translator after the Taliban ambushed them in southern Afghanistan, according to multiple news sources, including NPR. For full obituary and coverage by Legacy.com, click here.
Jeanne Parr, 92 (1924 - 2016)
Jeanne Parr, pioneering CBS correspondent and mother of actor Chris Noth, has died at the age of 92, according to Variety. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Morley Safer, 84 (1931 - 2016)
Morley Safer, the veteran CBS journalist and correspondent for the network's "60 Minutes," died May 19, according to CBS. For full obituary and coverage by Legacy.com, click here.
Steve Julian, 57 (1958 - 2016)
Broadcaster Steve Julian, who served as the longtime morning edition host for Southern California's National Public Radio affiliate 89.3 KPCC, died April 24, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage by Legacy.com, click here.
Michelle McNamara, 46 (2016)
Michelle McNamara, crime writer and wife of comedian Patton Oswalt, died on April 21, 2016 according to multiple news sources. She was 46. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click.
Laura Myers, 53 (2015)
By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — Laura Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country...
John Carroll, 73 (2015)
The Associated PressLEXINGTON, Kentucky (AP) — John S. Carroll, former editor of the Baltimore Sun and the Los Angeles Times, which won 13 Pulitzer Prizes during his five-year tenure, has died. He...
Stevenson Jacobs (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Stevenson Jacobs, a former Associated Press journalist who covered political turmoil in Haiti and breaking news throughout the Caribbean before joining the news...
Vincent Musetto, 74 (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Veteran newspaperman Vincent Musetto, who wrote one of the industry's most famous headlines, died Tuesday at age 74.His family said he died three weeks after...
John Derr (2015)
The Associated PressPINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — John Derr, who reported from the Masters a record 62 times and broadcast from the 15th green when it first was on television, died of an apparent heart...
Richard A. "Dick" O'Regan, 95 (1919 - 2015)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Richard A. "Dick" O'Regan, who covered some of the biggest stories of the Cold War in a 39-year career as a reporter and executive for The Associated Press, has...
Ron Bergman (2015)
The Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Bay Area sports writer and former Associated Press writer Ron Bergman has died. He was 80.Bergman died Thursday, according to his daughter Anne....
Raphael Tenthani (2015)
By LYNSEY CHUTEL, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Malawi's most prominent journalists was killed in a car accident, his family said on Sunday.Raphael Tenthani, a contributor for The...
Ed Fouhy (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ed Fouhy, a longtime television news executive whose Emmy Award-winning career ranged from producing Walter Cronkite's evening broadcasts to twice overseeing...
Josh Ozersky, 47 (1967 - 2015)
By J.M. HIRSCH, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Well-known food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in...
Dan Farley (2015)
The Associated PressMECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Dan Farley, an award-winning horse racing writer who covered hundreds of Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races and was a former president of the...
Richard Corliss, 71 (1944 - 2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said Friday. He was 71."He conveyed...
Steve Byrnes, 55 (1959 - 2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Fox NASCAR announcer Steve Byrnes has died. He was 56.The network said he died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.Byrnes joined Fox Sports in 2001 and...
Juan Leon (2015)
By CARLOS VALDEZ, The Associated PressLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Juan Leon, a former Associated Press correspondent and press freedom activist who was exiled from his native Bolivia during its 1970s...
David L. Pyle (2015)
The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David L. Pyle, a longtime bureau chief, news editor and reporter during his 33-year career with The Associated Press, has died. He was 61.Pyle, who worked for...
Eduardo Galeano, 74 (1940 - 2015)
By LEONARDO HABERKORN Associated Press MONTEVIDEO (AP) — Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, whose "The Open Veins of Latin America" became a classic text for the left in the region and...
David Laventhol (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — David Laventhol, an innovative editor and publisher who led Newsday and the Los Angeles Times to expanded, prize-winning coverage, has died at age 81, a longtime...
Madge Stager (2015)
By ULA ILNYTZKY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Madge Stager, a former New York-based photo editor for The Associated Press who helped direct coverage of the biggest stories around the...
Nick Peters, 75 (1939 - 2015)
By JANIE McCAULEY, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died....
Dorman Cordell (2015)
The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Dorman Cordell, who served as chief of several bureaus in his career with The Associated Press, has died at the age of 83. Frances Cordell says her father...
Norman Mac Lean, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Norman Mac Lean, a prolific New York-based sports writer and author, amateur hockey league commissioner and managing editor of 25 editions of "Who's...
Lisa Colagrossi (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A veteran New York television reporter has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after covering a story.WABC-TV says 49-year-old Lisa Colagrossi was stricken...
Ken Owen (2015)
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — "All offended?" former South African newspaper editor Ken Owen asked an audience of friends and family in a speech marking his 80th...
Ira Combs, 61 (1953 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ira Combs, a Kentucky sports columnist who also helped found the Joe B. Hall Prep Classic high school boys' basketball tournament, has died. He was 61...