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In Memoriam 2011


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  • 1. In Memoriam FPA/FSNE 2010-2011
  • 2. Mike Cherry  Florida Today  Sports writer  Covered high school sports  Co-hosted "Today in Brevard Sports" for TV and online  Also covered athletics at Marshall University (his alma mater) and West Virginia University for the Charleston Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail  Died June 7, 2010
  • 3. Dick Evans  The Miami Herald  Sports Writer (bowling)  Worked at The Herald since 1945; “go-for” chores at 14 included running greyhound results and writing tight headlines  Was the first daily newspaper reporter inducted into the Professional Bowlers Associations Hall of Fame.  In “retirement,” Evans won a national award for bowling coverage at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, for which he wrote until his death  Died July 4, 2010
  • 4. Claire Mitchel  The Miami Herald  Columnist, who wrote “The Third Third,” a fixture for those 60 and older for almost a quarter of a century  Began as a writer with The Washington Post, which led to a brush with history when she met Eleanor Roosevelt  Died Jan. 5, 2011
  • 5. Bea Moss  The Miami Herald  Community Columnist, among other roles  Was Managing Editor of Coral Gables Times/Guide, from 1975-1977  Worked for The Guide and The Herald since 1964  Shared in the Heralds 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Hurricane Andrew coverage  A mention in her column meant a person or organization “had arrived.”  Retired, again, in 2007  Died July 5, 2010
  • 6. Roberto Suárez  The Miami Herald / El Nuevo Herald  President, Publisher, General Manager  Began as a Herald mailroom clerk in 1961 after fleeing Cuba with $5 in his pocket  General Manager for The Charlotte Observer, 1970s, before returning to Miami  Launched El Nuevo Herald in 1987  Was awarded 1989’s John S. Knight Gold Medal, Knight Ridder’s highest professional honor  Retired 1995  Died July 7, 2010
  • 7. Clarke Ash  The Palm Beach Post  Former editorial page editor  Held same position for sister paper, The Miami News, which won three Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of the Cuban Missile Crisis; and two for editorial cartoons by Don Wright, later at the Post  A World War II veteran, he piloted eight missions over Europe  Earned the Air Medal for exceptional duty in combat  Began as reporter at the Dayton Daily News  Died Jan. 29, 2011
  • 8. Sam Diaz  The Ledger  Circulation director for 25 years  Began his newspaper career in 1969 as a circulation manager for the St. Petersburg Times  Briefly worked as circulation director at the Houma Daily Courier in Louisiana  Retired editor Skip Perez applauded his achievements in record-level distribution  Died Jan. 28, 2011
  • 9. Margaret “Peg” Dow  The Florida Times-Union  Copy editor for 20 years in Features Department  “I’m constantly amazed that I am paid a salary for doing something I enjoy so much,” she said  First worked for the New York State Press Association and the New York Publishers Association  Also reported for the weekly Clifton Springs (N.Y.) Press and spent two years in New York City on the staff of Forth  Died March 1, 2011
  • 10. Bette Orsini  St. Petersburg Times  Investigative reporter who won numerous national awards  Her 14-part series on the Church of Scientology won a 1980 Pulitzer Prize  Worked 41 years at the paper, 1946-1987  "Every cliche, including the one about the bulldog that gets ahold of an ankle and wont let go, was true of her," said former Times executive editor Bob Haiman  Died March 26, 2011
  • 11. Bobby Barnes  St. Augustine Record  News typist  Former Linotype operator  Worked at the Record since 1964, becoming assistant to the editor in 2001  Loved his Florida Gators and St. Augustine High School football  Died April 9, 2011
  • 12. William “Bo” Bobo  The Miami Herald  Copy Editor  Worked at the paper from 1966-2001  Was the slot on the legendary crew of The Street Edition  He also sent more than a few new reporters home empty-handed after a “friendly” invitation to play poker.  Died April 10, 2011
  • 13. Fred Turner  South Florida Sun Sentinel  Sports Editor (1980-2005)  The Patriot Ledger  News Reporter, City Editor, Sports Editor (1973-1980)  Turner’s Sun Sentinel’s Sports Department was twice selected among top 10 nationally  “Fred-isms” included “We dont just put left-handed doors on Chevys all day around here!”  Died April 11, 2011
  • 14. Jessie-Lynne Kerr  The Florida Times-Union (1964- 2011)  Staten Island Advance (1953- 1969)  First female reporter to cover Jacksonville courts  Chronicled three-year cancer battle  Self-described "tough old broad" who raised three generations of reporters and editors  Street outside T-U named “Jessie- Lynne Kerr Parkway”  Media room for new courthouse also will carry her name  Died April 28, 2011
  • 15. Robin Mitchell  St. Petersburg Times (1986-2003)  Evening Independent (1971-1986)  Reporter, senior copy editor  In addition to outstanding work, Mitchell was known for occasional, memorable pranks; one involved sending a stuffed duck head through pneumatic tubes to the fourth floor librarian  He had a deft touch as a writer and an eagle eye as a copy editor  Retired 2003  Died April 29, 2011
  • 16. Jim McCartney  Columnist for The Bradenton Herald in retirement  Washington correspondent and columnist for Knight Ridder  Specialized in foreign affairs and defense policy  Started in Washington for Chicago Daily News  Among many honors, his focus on the military resulted in a 1963-64 Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University  His last column, March 27, was about the United States sacrificing its ideals for oil  Died May 6, 2011
  • 17. Rich Brooks  The Herald-Tribune  Long time columnist and editor  Won first place in this year’s FSNE contest  Battled ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for more than 15 years after diagnosis  Founding member of Lou Gehrig’s Disease Association of Southwest Florida  His last column in December was about a wedding toast for his 25-year- old son, Noah. "But its neither money nor the stuff we acquire over our lives that makes us happy… Its the memories we create as a family… ”  Died May 7, 2011
  • 18. Gregory Lewis  South Florida Sun Sentinel  Reporter, mentor  Covered the African-American community for a decade at the paper with grit and passion  Previous stops in his 30-year career included the San Francisco Examiner, where he was known as “the mayor of the newsroom;” Washington, D.C.; Berkeley, Calif., at the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education; and Greensboro, N.C., where he taught at North Carolina A&T while working as a reporter at the News & Record.  Died May 17, 2011
  • 19. Tom McEwen  The Tampa Tribune  Sports Editor and Columnist  Wrote more than 10,000 columns (1962 to 2001)  Won Red Smith Award, 1993  As a boy, delivered papers on horseback in Wauchula  Baseball great Ted Williams said of him, “I don’t like any sports writers. But I like Tom McEwen.”  Died June 4, 2011
  • 20. Peggy May  Northwest Florida Daily News  Reporter/editor for the paper for 42 years  Inducted into the Okaloosa County Womens Hall of Fame in 2005  Hired in 1963 at 35 as society editor and worked full time until age 77  Famous as a grammarian, near the end, she corrected a nurse on the difference between “laying” and “lying” in her bed  Her long time publisher, Tom Conner, said her work “shaped the community” for decades  Died at 82, June 13, 2011
  • 21. In Memoriam FPA/FSNE 2010-2011