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Kit Stier

Kit Stier (Sportswriter.  Born, Oakland, CA, June 10, 1944.)  After 25 years as a nationally-known sportswriter in the Bay Area of California, Christopher Paul Stier became the Mets beat writer for the Gannett Westchester Group (now The Journal News) in 1993.  In 10 seasons covering the Mets (1993-2002), Stier saw the team earn back-to-back post-season berths […]

Mark Leary

Mark Leary (Sports editor. Born, Rome, NY, Sept. 19, 1954; died, Dabury, CT, Nov. 20, 2006.) Starting his career with several Florida newspapers, Joseph Mark Leary served as sports editor of several notable metropolitan New York-area dailies. Leary became deputy managing editor/sports for The Journal News in November 1997. He had previously been at two major […]

Ernie Palladino

Ernie Palladino (Sportswriter.  Born, White Plains, NY, Apr. 13, 1955.)  While an undergraduate at Fordham, Ernest Andrew Palladino began his career with the old Daily Argus of Mount Vernon, N.Y., in 1976.  He eventually became the paper’s sports editor.  In 1981, Palladino was shifted to the principal paper of the Gannett Westchester group, The Reporter […]

Guido Cribari

Guido Cribari (Sports editor.  Born, Mt. Vernon, NY, July 12, 1915; died, Bronxville, NY, Oct. 8, 2008.)  A chance meeting in a barbershop led Guido Cribari to a 50-year career in the newspaper business and a place as one of the leading golf writers and organizers in the East. Cribari was approached by Art Saunders, […]

Rick Carpiniello

Rick Carpiniello (Sportswriter.  Born, Port Chester, NY, June 8, 1956.)  In Nov. 2002, Richard J. Carpiniello succeeded Barry Stanton as sports columnist for The Journal News.  Carpiniello already had over 25 years’ service with the paper and its multi-outlet predecessor, Gannett Westchester Newspapers.  He started in the organization in 1977, served as sports editor of The […]

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