Brian Donovan (journalist)

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Brian Donovan (died June 20, 2018) was an American journalist for Newsday who won the Pulitzer Prize twice, in 1970 and in 1995.[1] He was inducted into the Press Club of Long Island's Hall of Fame.[2]

Early years[edit]

Donovan was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and had one sibling. His parents were William Donovan, a commercial insurance agent, and Marion Donovan. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Syracuse University.[3]

Career[edit]

He first worked for three years at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and was then hired by Newsday in 1967. He retired from Newsday in 2002 to focus on a book, "Hard Driving" about Wendell Scott.[4]

Family[edit]

Donovan was married to Ellen Kanner,[5] with whom he had two children.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Award-winning Newsday reporter Brian Donovan dies at 77
  2. ^ "Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Brian Donovan dies at 77". Press Club of Long Island. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  3. ^ "Award-winning Newsday reporter dies at 77". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  4. ^ "Award-winning Newsday reporter dies at 77". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  5. ^ "Ellen B. Kanner Bride of Brian Donovan". Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  6. ^ "Award-winning Newsday reporter dies at 77". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-11-11.