Al Saracevic, who was business editor of the San Francisco Chronicle from 2005 to 2009 and most recently director of news and sports coverage at the San Francisco Examiner, died early Saturday at the age of 52.
Jeff Elder of the Examiner writes, “In more than a quarter century of serving San Francisco with gutsy journalism, Saracevic covered the biggest stories of his generation with a style well-suited for the brainy, irreverent city he loved.
“For the past year, Saracevic helped to revitalize The Examiner — where he began his career — as director of news and sports and as a columnist who could raise a round of applause or a howl of protest with his outspoken take on The City’s most pressing issues. Saracevic was a driving force in The Examiner’s rebirth, taking great pride in the relaunch of both its print and digital editions.
“‘Al was a towering figure in Bay Area journalism,’ said Clint Reilly, editor and publisher of The Examiner. ‘His journalistic DNA flowed through every aspect of the new Examiner.'”
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