Irving R. Levine, who helped make biz news popular on TV, dies at 86

Irving R. Levine, the professorial NBC newsman who helped make business and economics stories a staple of network news shows in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, according to an Associated Press. He was 86. The AP story stated, “Levine died Thursday, announced Kevin M. Ross, president of Lynn University in Boca Raton. Levine taught […]

Former Richmond biz writer dies

John Lyle, a former business reporter in Richmond, died Saturday, according to an obituary from Ellen Robertson of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Robertson writes, “In 1986, ‘John was part of the original team that launched [the tabloid section called] Metro Business’ at the News Leader, said Times-Dispatch Publisher Thomas A. Silvestri, who at the time was […]

Nicholas Schuman, former Chicago business writer, dies

Nicholas R. Schuman, a financial writer and editor for the old Chicago Daily News, died Tuesday. He was 87. Trevor Jensen of the Chicago Tribune writes, “Mr. Shuman’s parents were illiterate peasants who came to Chicago from rural Belarus and settled in Humboldt Park. He was fluent in Russian.While at Lane Tech High School, he […]

NYPost real estate columnist Kiel dies

Braden Kiel, the real estate columnist for the New York Post, died Tuesday from melanoma. He was 53. Rita Delfiner of the Post writes, “Keil, an engaging, gregarious Manhattanite whose ‘Gimme Shelter’ column was a must-read and whose greatest pleasure was spending time with wife Jennifer Gould Keil and his three children, died Tuesday night […]

Bob Cole, former NYT biz reporter, dies at 83

Robert Cole, a former New York Times business journalist known for his coverage of corporate mergers and acquisitions in the 1970s and 1980s, died last month, according to a Times obituary. He last wrote for the Times in July 1991, when he covered the stock market. The story states, “Mr. Cole was known for chasing […]

Griffin, financial editor at Chicago Daily News, dies at 76

Richard “Dick” Griffin, the financial editor at the Chicago Daily News for 13 years, died last week at the age of 76, according to a Chicago Tribune story. Trevor Jensen writes, “Mr. Griffin ran the Daily News’ financial pages from 1963 to 1976. With former Daily News reporter Rob Warden, he edited a collection of […]

Early founder of weekly business journals dies at 69

Michael Russell, who helped start the Kansas City Business Journal and Wichita Business Journal in the 1980s, died Sunday. He was 69. The papers later became part of the American City Business Journals chain. A Kansas City Business Journal story states, “In 1982, Russell and William Worley started the Kansas City Business Journal. In a 2007 interview, […]

Inside Tucson Business columnist dies

Inside Tucson Business columnist Steve Emerine died last week from complications related to a recent surgery. He was 73. An Inside Tucson Business story stated, “In June 2005 he began writing the weekly column for Inside Tucson Business. “State Sen. Jonathan Paton, R-Tucson, said Emerine had ‘an encyclopedic mind’ and was among the few people […]

Former Fortune columnist dies at 84

Daniel Seligman, a columnist at Fortune magazine for more than two decades, died recently at the age of 84, writes Dennis Hevesi of the New York Times. Hevesi writes, “Mr. Seligman, who later wrote for Forbes magazine and other publications, was an editor and writer at Fortune from 1950 to 1997 and wrote more than […]

Remembering Jim Brady

Crain’s New York Business editorial director Greg David writes Sunday about well-known journalist James Brady, who died last week and wrote a column for the business newspaper for 21 years, from 1984 to 2005. David writes, “Jim always got the biggest response for his columns attacking George W. Bush, a sign of how his liberal […]