Tom Barnes (American journalist)
September 1, 1946|
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, U.S.
October 11, 2016 (aged 70)|
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
University of Michigan|
University of Missouri
|Notable credit(s)||Pittsburgh Post-Gazette|
Barnes, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earned a B.A. degree from University of Michigan and a M.A. in journalism from University of Missouri. Following graduation, he worked for The Hartford Courant for 10 years. He began working at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1984, where he has covered Pittsburgh Mayors Richard Caliguiri and Sophie Masloff before taking the "development beat" in the mid-1990s, to cover the construction of Heinz Field, PNC Park, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and neighborhood development issues. In 2003, he was assigned to the Harrisburg Bureau Chief.
In 2014, he and his wife Beth moved to Tucson, Arizona. He died at home on October 11, 2016, from prostate cancer at the age of 70.
- Barnes, Tom (July 19, 2009). "Pa. House prayer rejected over 'Jesus'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- "Pennsylvania's Most Influential Reporters". PoliticsPA. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-01-09.
- "Obituary: Tom Barnes / Workhorse veteran PG reporter". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2016-10-15.