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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. He was 75.Both the Giants and Peters' former employer, the Sacramento Bee, announced that he died Monday at his Northern California home after a long illness.From Hall of Famers Willie Mays to Willie...
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 died Saturday in hospice in Dallas after an illness. The Kentucky native began his AP career in 1958. He went on to serve as chief of the AP bureaus for New Jersey, Colorado and Wyoming, Louisiana...
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 Who in Baseball," died Friday. He was 84.Mac Lean's death was confirmed by his son, Norman Alejandro Mac Lean.A gangly, boisterous man, Mac Lean spent over 40 years as a freelance reporter covering...
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 while returning to the station from a fire scene Thursday. Colagrossi was taken to a hospital, where she died Friday.Colagrossi joined WABC-TV shortly after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. She...
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 birthday.Owen, a tenacious force in journalism in the last years of white racist rule, delivered trademark zingers at the Feb. 21 gathering hosted by his wife, a month before he died of cancer. He...
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...
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...
Stuart Scott, 49 (1965 - 2015)
By RICK FREEMAN, The Associated Press Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49. Scott had fought...
Matthew Franjola (2015)
By STEPHEN SINGER, The Associated PressHARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — Matthew Franjola, a reporter and photographer for The Associated Press who was among the last Americans in Saigon as it fell to...
Jack Loftis (2014)
The Associated PressHOUSTON (AP) — Jack Loftis, a former editor of the Houston Chronicle who shepherded the newspaper through 15 years of changing ownership and technology, has died. Loftis was 80...
Ben Bolton (2014)
By MATT SEDENSKY, The Associated PressBen Bolton, who covered the Second Vatican Council and two papacies for The Associated Press, has died, his family said Friday. He was 82.Metastatic cancer had...
Richard C. Hottelet (2014)
By STEPHEN SINGER, The Associated PressHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman...
Michel du Cille (2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Photojournalist Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who recently captured compelling images of Ebola patients and their caretakers, died in...
Bryan Burwell, 59 (1955 - 2014)
e Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bryan Burwell, a longtime sports columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, died Thursday after a short battle with cancer. He was 59. The newspaper made...