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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 nothing so much as the sheer joy of watching movies — and writing about them," Time theater critic Richard Zoglin said in an online tribute to Corliss. "He was a perceptive, invaluable guide...
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 served as a pit reporter for its Sprint Cup Series coverage through the 2014 season. He was also a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports 1's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and hosted several auto...
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 dictatorship and later jailed in a coup, has died at age 72.Leon succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Thursday, his family said.A regular columnist for the La Paz newspaper Pagina Siete and executive...
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 propelled the author to fame, died Monday at age 74. Galeano had been ill with lung cancer for several months. His death was confirmed by the weekly publication Brecha, where he was a contributor. ...
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 the news cooperative in five states, most of it as bureau chief in Minnesota and Wisconsin, died at his home Monday in the St. Paul suburb of Apple Valley, according to his son, Christopher Pyle.The...
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...
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...
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...
Charles S. Rowe, 89 (1925 - 2015)
The Associated PressFREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Charles S. Rowe, the former editor and co-publisher of The Free Lance-Star and a leading voice for press freedom, has died. He was 89.The Free Lance...
Claude Sitton, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By DON SCHANCHE Jr., The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — In a 1962 article, New York Times reporter Claude Sitton described a voting rights meeting at a south Georgia church that was interrupted...
John Shurr (2015)
The Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — John Shurr, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who was The Associated Press' bureau chief in South Carolina for 20 years, has died. He was...
John B. Fairchild (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a...
Kent Flanagan (2015)
The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, died Wednesday...
Dori J. Maynard, 56 (1958 - 2015)
By KRISTIN J. BENDER, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Dori J. Maynard was asked what her middle initial "J'' stood for, she didn't miss a beat in answering. "Journalism," she...
Arnaud de Borchgrave, 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Arnaud de Borchgrave, a globe-trotting foreign correspondent and news executive who covered 17 wars by his count and cultivated connections with world leaders...
David Wiessler (2015)
UPI veteran David Wiessler, a cool head in the newsroom when crises broke out, is dead at 72 WASHINGTON (AP) — David Wiessler, a longtime Washington journalist whose coolheaded temperament made...
Stan Chambers, 91 (1923 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles television news pioneer Stan Chambers, who had a front-row seat to earthquakes, fires and the life of the city since the 1940s, died Friday,...
David Carr, 58 (1956 - 2015)
By TOM McELROY Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for The New York Times and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction,...
Bob Simon, 73 (1941 - 2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — CBS says longtime '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon has been killed in New York City car crash.He was 73 years old. He died Wednesday night.
Dave Goldberg (2015)
By BARRY WILNER, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Goldberg always relished the chance to share his journalistic expertise and views with his peers. In turn, reporters walked away wiser,...
David Landau (2015)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — David Landau, a British born author and journalist who was a former editor-in-chief of Israel's Haaretz newspaper and also worked for the Jerusalem Post, has...
Al Webb (2015)
By GREGORY KATZ, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Veteran newsman Al Webb has died in England after a long career in which he received a military medal for valor while covering the war in Vietnam....
Lou Miliano (2015)
The Associated PressPINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Longtime CBS Radio News reporter Lou Miliano has died in Florida. He was 67.A news release from CBS News says Miliano died Monday at a Pinellas Park...
Wallace O. Westfeldt (2015)
The Associated PressPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Wallace O. Westfeldt, whose half-century journalism career started in print and led to network and public broadcasting, died Sunday at the age of 91...
Julio Scherer Garcia, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, The Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Mexico's most important and influential journalists of the past half century, Julio Scherer Garcia, died Wednesday at the...