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Marty Lader

Marty Lader  (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, Jan. 29, 1936.)  During his 33-year career at U.P.I. (1960-93), Martin Lader became a leading wire service authority on tennis, regularly covering the U.S. Open and other major events.  Lader began at what was then United Press in 1956 as an agate clerk.  (The organization became U.P.I. in 1958 when […]

Quentin Reynolds

Quentin Reynolds (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 11, 1902; died, Travis A.F.B., CA, Mar. 17, 1965.)  A campus boxing champion and varsity football player at Brown, Quentin James Reynolds began his career as a sportswriter at the Brooklyn Daily Times.  Reynolds moved to the Evening World, then to the International News Service (1932-33) after […]

Ernie Sisto

Ernie Sisto (Photographer.  Born, Princeton, NJ, May 5, 1904; died, Grass Valley, CA, Dec. 22, 1989.)  During the majority of his career with The New York Times, Ernest Ludwig Sisto was considered one of the finest photographers in the newspaper field.  Sisto covered 12 national political conventions and such diverse events as a solar eclipse (1954) […]

Carl Lundquist

Carl Lundquist (Sportswriter. Born, Kansas City, KS, Oct. 24, 1913; died, Port Orange, FL, Aug. 26, 2000.) During the days when three wire services competed to supply news to American newspapers, Carl Wesley Lundquist was the lead writer on the World Series for the United Press. Lundquist covered the first of his 14 World Series […]

Frank Litsky

Frank Litsky (Sportswriter. Born, Waterbury, CT, August 15, 1926.) After graduation from the U. of Connecticut in 1946, Franklyn Lloyd Litsky joined the United Press bureau in nearby Hartford as a deskman but moved the next year to New York as assistant sports editor at U.P. Radio where he served until 1956 when he moved […]

Murray Goodman

Murray Goodman (Public relations.  Born, Pekrokov, Russia, Jan. 1, 1914; died, Toms River, NJ, Mar. 8, 1996.)  Coming to the United States at age five, Murray Goodman grew up into the sports field in the 1920s, the so-called “Golden Age of American Sports,” but once became so disgusted with the business that he became a […]

Bob Considine

Bob Considine (Sportswriter.  Born, Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 1906; died, New York, NY, Sept. 25, 1975.)  Although noted in journalistic circles for his column “On the Line with Considine” that was syndicated from 1933 to the week of his death, Robert Bernard Considine began his newspaper career as a sportswriter and never strayed too far […]

Jack Balletti

Jack Balletti (Photographer.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 23, 1924; died, New Hyde Park, NY, May 4, 2003.)  Often called “Mr. Chairman” by fellow photogs for his long service as chairman of the Sports Committee of the New York Press Photographers Association, John T. Balletti was also president of the organization (1973-75).  Balletti began his […]

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