How Kangas helped “Nightly Business Report” viewers

Howard Cohen of The Miami Herald writes about how “Nightly Business Report” anchor Paul Kangas, who died Tuesday at the age of 79, helped his viewers. Cohen writes, “As news of Kangas’ declining health spread, Linda O’Bryon, founding ‘Nightly Business Report’ executive editor and the original co-anchor who shared that duty with Kangas for years, […]

Kangas, former “Nightly Business Report” anchor, dies at 79

Paul Kangas, co-anchor of  the popular public television show “Nightly Business Report” from 1979 to 2009, died Tuesday at the age of 79. He had recently been in a hospice. Kangas, whose trademark phrase ending the show wished viewers the “best of good buys,” was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with […]

“Bulls and Bears” pays tribute to Buttner

The Fox News show “Bulls and Bears” paid tribute on Saturday to its former host Brenda Buttner, who died earlier this week at the age of 55. Said Dagen McDowell, who sat in for Buttner on Saturday: “She made us all better people, in work and in life. Brenda brought boundless energy and joy to everything […]

Buttner, Fox News biz journalist, dies at 55

Brenda Buttner, the longtime host of Fox News’ “Bulls & Bears,” died Monday after a battle with cancer, reports Kate Feldman of the New York Daily News. She was 55. Feldman writes, “The financial reporter, who graduated from Harvard University in 1983 and spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, got her professional […]

Remembering biz journalism legend Chris Byron

Gregory Menti of The Weston Forum in Connecticut writes about business journalist Chris Byron, who died last month. Menti writes, “Byron’s most successful book was his 2002 unauthorized biography of Martha Stewart, called Martha Inc.: The Incredible Story of Martha Stewart. It was a New York Times bestseller and was made into a TV movie starring Cybill […]

Mateja, who covered auto industry for Chicago Tribune, dies at 71

Jim Mateja, who covered the auto industry for more than 45 years for the Chicago Tribune, has died from cancer at the age of 71. Robert Duffer of the Tribune writes, “Hired to the business copy desk in 1967 ‘the day after graduating from Western Illinois University,’ according to Mateja’s own bio, he began ‘writing about […]

Cunniff, former AP business reporter, dies at 87

John Cunniff, a business writer for The Associated Press who for 35 years wrote a column that helped readers grasp a better understanding of the economy, has died at the age of 87. Frank Eltman of the AP writes, “He wrote the Business Mirror column from 1966 until his retirement in December 2001, compiling nearly […]

Byron, longtime investigative business journalist, has died

Christopher Byron, a prize-winning business journalist and New York Times best-selling author, died Saturday night. He was 72. From 1995 to 2000, his “Back of the Envelope” column in the New York Observer exposed the swindlers and con artists from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. He then wrote a weekly column for Bloomberg News and a […]

Coverage: Johnson, 1980s symbol of corporate excess, dies at 85

F. Ross Johnson, the chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco whose takeover attempt of the company in 1988 introduced society to leveraged buyouts, has died at the age of 85. Ken Sweet of the Associated Press had the news: In October 1988, Johnson and a group of investors proposed taking Atlanta-based RJR Nabisco private, which started […]