|Alma mater||Dickinson College|
|Employer||Pennsylvania State University|
|Relatives||Tom Curley (brother), John Curley (son)|
|Website||Penn State College of Communications|
John Curley is a Professor, Distinguished Professional in Residence, and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State. He was head of Gannett News Service, during which time the news service won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. The first editor of USA Today, Curley was a member of Gannett's Board of Directors from 1983 until his retirement. He retired from Gannett in January 2001 after more than 30 years with the company. During that time, he served as an editor at the Rochester Times-Union in Rochester, NY; as editor and later publisher of the Courier-News in Bridgewater, NJ; and later as publisher of the News-Journal in Wilmington, DE. In May 1996, he was selected as chairman of the Newspaper Association of America. In 1999, he was made an honorary alumnus of Penn State.
The John Curley Center for Sports Journalism is named in his honor.
Curley was born 31 December 1938 in Easton, Pennsylvania. He is a 1956 graduate from Easton High School. He is a 1960 graduate of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He earned a Master's Degree from Columbia University in 1963.
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