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Bob Kurland

Bob Kurland (Sportswriting. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 19, 1932.) A versatile and award-winning reporter, Arnold R. Kurland started as a correspondent for the Brooklyn Eagle and became a ground-breaking writer for the Bergen Evening Record. During his career, Kurland covered everything from the Brooklyn Dodgers to high school basketball. He began as a correspondent for […]

Charlie McGill

Charlie McGill (Cartoonist. Born, Englewood, NJ, Dec. 25, 1923.) A skilled artist with an impish sense of humor, Charles LeRoy McGill produced sports cartoons for The Record of Hackensack, N.J., for more than four decades. McGill joined the Bergen Evening Record part-time in 1954, spent two years in the U.S. Army (1957-58), and returned to […]

Al Del Greco

Al Del Greco (Sports editor.  Born, Lodi, NJ, 1906; died, Hackensack, NJ, Sept. 16, 1970.)  A colorful character with a colorful style, Albert Del Greco was the sports columnist for the Bergen Evening Record in Hackensack, N.J., for 41 years (1929-70).  During most of that period, Del Greco was also the sports editor of the […]

Gerry de la Ree

Gerry de la Ree (Sports editor.  Born, Oradell, NJ, Sept. 7, 1924; died, Saddle River, NJ, Jan. 2, 1993.)  For nearly three decades, Giroux de Forest de la Ree was the adhesive that held together the sports staff of the Bergen Evening Record.  de la Ree joined what was then an afternoon paper on Main […]

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