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Mike Tully

Mike Tully (Sportswriter.  Born, Passaic, NJ, Sept. 11, 1951.)  Michael T. Tully was a U.P.I. sports staffer for nearly 14 years (1977-91), during which time he was attached to the wire service’s baseball central operation.  Tully covered not only local New York teams but also post-season, World Series, and All-Star Games.  He was also later […]

Willie Klein

Willie Klein (Sports editor.  Born, Newark, NJ, June 24, 1913; died, Edison, NJ, Feb. 26, 2001.)  Willie Klein’s story could perhaps be entitled “local boy makes good.” In the depths of the Depression (1932), Klein joined the staff of one of Newark’s three daily newspapers, The Morning Ledger, and thirty years later had risen to […]

Moss Klein

Moss Klein (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, July 27, 1950.)  Now deputy sports editor of the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger, Moss H. Klein was the paper’s Yankees beat writer for 17 seasons (1976-92).  Klein went on the beat four years after joining The Star-Ledger and landed in the middle of a tumultuous period of Yankees history.  His […]

Ike Kuhns

Ike Kuhns (Sportswriter. Born, Narbeth, PA, Sept. 26, 1935.) A radio-television major as an undergraduate at Syracuse, Ivan C. Kuhns became the leading soccer writer for The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., during the glory days of the Cosmos in the old N.A.S.L. Kuhns’ career began as sports editor of the weekly Lakeland News in Dover, […]

Jerry Izenberg

Jerry Izenberg (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, Sept. 10, 1930.)  Since August 1962, Jerry Izenberg has written more than 10,000 columns for the sports pages of the Newark Star-Ledger and the paper’s website,, as “columnist emeritus.”  Izenberg went to The Star-Ledger after three years with the Herald Tribune at the insistence of the sports editors […]

Dave Hutchinson

Dave Hutchinson (Sportswriter.  Born, Washington, DC, Oct. 27, 1957.)  Joining the staff of the Star-Ledger of Newark in 1994, David Lynn Hutchinson covered a wide range of sports.  When Don Williams announced his retirement, Hutchinson moved to the Jets beat in 1996 and remained there as the lead writer.  He also covers other sports, including major […]

Dan Castellano

Dan Castellano (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 2, 1946.)  For 14 seasons, Daniel Frank Castellano was the Mets beat writer for The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.  Castellano left the beat (and its demanding travel) after the 1992 season, when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but continued to write a baseball column for The Star-Ledger.  […]

Dick Carmody

Dick Carmody (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 5, 1927; died, Euclid, OH, June 24, 1994.)  After 25 years (1952-77) at the Long Island Press, Richard Thomas Carmody moved to The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., following the closing of the Press Mar. 25, 1977.  Carmody was a general sportswriter who handled a myriad of assignments, including many college […]

Bil Canfield

Bil Canfield (Cartoonist.  Born, East Orange, NJ, Oct. 8, 1920.)  A brief turn in the art department of the Daily Racing Form and The Morning Telegraph started William Canfield on the road to sports cartooning.  Canfield had his career interrupted by three years’ service (1942-45) in World War II, during which he saw action in the […]

Don Burke

Don Burke (Sportswriter.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Jan. 29, 1956.)  Donald Brendan Burke has covered baseball and basketball for two major New Jersey newspapers.  Burke started his career in Nov. 1981 with the Milwaukee Journal and then moved to ABC-TV Sports in Sept. 1988.  He went back to Milwaukee as a sportswriter for the Sentinel for […]

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