John Curley, former president, chairman and CEO of Gannett Co., Inc, the first editor of USA Today, chairman of the Newspaper Association of America, and a member of the Gannett Board of Directors from 1983 to 2001. His newspaper career spanned 30 years with Gannett and including publisher of the Courier-News. The sports journalism department at Penn State is named in his honor.
Tom Curley, former president and chief executive officer of the Associated Press. Curley is also a former president, publisher, and one of the co-creators of USA Today. He was publisher of the Courier-News from 1983 until 1985.
Guy Sterling, retired journalist and currently author of several books and historian in Newark, New Jersey.