Begley, STAT senior writer, dies at 64

Sharon Begley is the senior science writer at STAT, died Saturday from cancer. She was 64. Previously she was the senior health & science correspondent at Reuters from 2012 to 2015, the science editor and science columnist at Newsweek from 2007 to 2011, and the science columnist at The Wall Street Journal from 2002 to […]

Wersich, longtime Indiana biz reporter, dies at 80

Caroline Wersich, a longtime business reporter in Evansville, Indiana, and one of the first female reporters in the city, has died at the age of 80. Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press writes, “Tuley, who retired as editor and president of the Evansville Courier, said that when he became editor of that paper […]

Longtime CBS News business correspondent Brady dies at 94

Ray Brady, a longtime CBS News correspondent who focused on business and the economy, died Jan. 12 at his home in Manhattan. He was 94. Cynthia Littleton of Variety reports, “Brady spent 28 years with CBS News, starting in 1972 when he joined CBS Radio. He retired in 2000 after 23 years as a correspondent for ‘CBS […]

Former FT banking correspondent Barchard dies at 73

David Barchard, who covered banking and Turkey for The Financial Times, has died at the age of 73. Edward Mortimer of the FT writes, “The FT hired him as its correspondent in Turkey in 1983, in time for him to cover the first election held after the military coup of 1980. The army did not allow […]

WSJ staffer Perrotta dies at 44

Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Perrotta, who covered tennis, died Wednesday at the age of 44 from brain cancer. Jason Gay of The Journal writes, “This is how I want to remember him: This was a few years ago, in Paris, amid the French Open—he’d been through a wave of treatments, and he was feeling […]

Former Fresno Biz Journal reporter Castellon dies at 55

Former Fresno Business Journal reporter David Castellon died over the weekend at age 55. Gabriel Dillard of the Business Journal writes, “He died from a range of health problems, including Covid-19, according to an obituary published by the Visalia Times-Delta. “Castellon was a veteran news reporter whose storied career took him all over the country and […]

Tacoma business columnist Virgin dies at 64

Bill Virgin, a longtime business columnist who was writing a weekly column for the Tacoma News Tribune, has died at the age of 64. A News Tribune story states, “At the time of his death Dec. 15, he served as editor and publisher of Washington Manufacturing Alert and Pacific Northwest Rail News. Since 2009, he also wrote a weekly […]

Variety reporter McNary has died at 69

Dave McNary, a veteran reporter who tirelessly covered the film and labor beats at Variety for more than 20 years, died Saturday at the age of 69, reports Pat Saperstein and Cynthia Littleton of Variety. Saperstein and Littleton report, “McNary had a more than 40-year career in journalism, much of it spent as an entertainment industry business reporter. He worked […]

Berkowitz, former Newsday biz reporter, dies at 67

Harry Berkowitz, a business reporter and editor at Newsday for two decades with a knack for distilling complex energy, finance and media stories down to their core, died Dec. 20 at his home, reports Robert Brodsky of Newsday. He was 67. Brodsky reports, “In 1985, Berkowitz moved to New York Newsday’s Manhattan office, where he was […]

Breslow, author of “Trader’s Note” column at Bloomberg News, has died

Richard K. Breslow, an editorial staffer on the markets team at Bloomberg News, died Monday morning. John Authers of Bloomberg News writes, “A former trader at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and WestLB AG, and a father of four, Richard was one of the wisest and most drily funny people I’ve met. I wish I’d had more […]