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Hy Goldberg

Hy Goldberg (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, Oct. 5, 1908; died, Miami, FL, Jan. 17, 1990.)  Considered by many the finest New Jersey sports columnist of his generation, Hy Goldberg was a columnist for the Newark Evening News for more than 30 years.  Goldberg went to the News in 1932 and remained until the paper closed Aug. 31, 1972.  He travelled to many major events, including Olympics in Rome, Tokyo, and Mexico City, with his final column coming from Munich (it was centered around swimmer Mark Spitz).  Goldberg started with the Newark Star-Eagle in 1926.  After the News folded, his moved to NBC Television as a publicist not only for sports but such network programs as “Today,” The Tomorrow Show,” and “NBC Weekend.”  For many years, his column was entitled “Sports in the News with Hy Goldberg,” but the finale was titled, simply, “Farewell from Munich.”

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