Lightsey, Georgia Trend reporter, dies at 69

Ed Lightsey, who wrote for the Georgia Trend business magazine for more than two decades, died Thursday at the age of 69. Jim West of the Albany Herald writes, “For the past 22 years, Lightsey served as senior correspondent for ‘Georgia Trend’ magazine. “‘Ed was a tremendous asset to ‘Georgia Trend’ magazine,’ said Neely Young, […]

Remembering Angelo Henderson

Matthew Dolan of The Wall Street Journal writes about journalist Angelo Henderson, who won a Pulitzer Prize for the Journal in 1999 and who died this weekend at the age of 51. Dolan writes, “Other stories with his byline delved into the world of styling contests for African-American hair and the tricked-out wheelchairs used by […]

Angelo Henderson, Pulitzer winner for WSJ, dies at 51

Angelo Henderson, a journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize while working for The Wall Street Journal in 1999, has died. Max White of WXYZ in Detroit reports, “He was also a two-term Parliamentarian and two-term chapter President for the  National Association of Black Journalists. “He was also a founding member in the Detroit 300, who’s […]

DeMott, former Time biz writer, dies at 76

John S. DeMott, a former business journalist for Institutional Investor, Newsweek and Time, died in January at the age of 76. Samantha Raphelson of The Washington Post writes, “Mr. DeMott wrote for Institutional Investor and Newsweek before covering the economy and business for Time starting in the mid-1970s. “He moved to Washington in 1987 and […]

Mahoney, Baltimore Biz Journal ME, has died

Chris Mahoney, the managing editor at the Baltimore Business Journal and a longtime employee of American City Business Journals, died earlier this month  at the age of 46. Eric Convey of the Boston Business Journal writes, “In more than 14 years at the Boston Business Journal, most of them as an editor, Chris Mahoney was […]

Goodman, former host of “Adam Smith’s Money World,” dies at 83

George Goodman, who hosted the personal finance show “Adam Smith’s Money World” in the 1980s and 1990s, died Friday in Miami at the age of 83. David Henry of Bloomberg News writes, “Goodman continued to carve out his niche in business journalism by giving Americans a grounding in economics and finance through his TV series ‘Adam […]

Rasky, former economics reporter, dies at 61

Susan Rasky, who covered the economy for Reuters and the New York Times, died Sunday at the age of 61 due to cancer. Daniel Slotnik of the Times writes, “Ms. Rasky wrote more than 1,700 articles for The Times from both New York and Washington, many exploring the intricacies of the tax code and the […]

Sass, former Edmonton Journal biz editor, dies

Bill Sass, the former business editor of the Edmonton Journal in Canada, died from heart failure, reports Liane Faulder of the paper. Faulder writes, “Sass grew up in Michigan and Oregon, but came to Toronto in 1969 with his first wife, Sue, after what he always referred to as a ‘brief spell’ in the U.S. […]

An ode to NYT’s biz desk editor Keith Leighty

P.J. Joshi, a news editor for the New York Times‘ Dealbook, wrote the following about business desk night editor Keith Leighty, who died Sunday from brain cancer: Keith was promoted to night editor in August 2008, just as the financial crisis was about to hit in full force. His calm demeanor under pressure and ability […]

Leighty, NY Times Business Day night editor, dies

Keigh Leighty, the night editor of The New York Times business section, died Sunday at the age of 61 from brain cancer. An obituary on The Baron, a website for current and former Reuters employees, states, “He was diagnosed two years ago with brain cancer but continued to work regularly at his most recent employer, […]