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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. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.Bergman worked for the AP in the 1960s and covered the Beatles' final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966.He later worked for the Oakland Tribune and San...
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 Associated Press and the BBC, was killed in a car accident outside of Malawi's commercial center Blantyre on Saturday at about 9 p.m., his brother Kizito Tenthani said by telephone.Tenthani, 43, was...
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 presidential debates, has died.Fouhy died Wednesday at a nursing home in Chatham, Massachusetts, according to his daughter Beth Fouhy, a former Associated Press reporter and now a senior editor at MSNBC....
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 Chicago. He was 47. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...
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 National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, has died. He was 72.He died Friday in the hospital, according to his wife Betsy. He had been confined to a wheelchair for many years as a result of...
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...
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,...