Celebrity Deaths in Journalism

  • Nick Peters, 75 (1939 - 2015)

    Nick  Peters

    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...

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  • Dorman Cordell (2015)

    Dorman Cordell

    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...

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  • Norman Mac Lean, 84 (1930 - 2015)

    Norman Mac Lean

    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...

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  • Lisa Colagrossi (2015)

    Lisa Colagrossi

    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...

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  • Ken Owen (2015)

    Ken Owen

    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...

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