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Cummins, former Newsday biz journalist, dies at 70

November 21, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Harriet Jane Cummins

Harriet Jane Cummins, who worked at Newsday as a business reporter, editor and columnist, died last week at the age of 70.

John Asbury of Newsday reports, “She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and her Masters in English Literature from Creighton University in Omaha.

“She worked for the Fort Myers News-Press and the Omaha World Herald as an architecture columnist before moving to Long Island with her husband, Timothy Anderson, who worked at Newsday. She taught as an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University before joining the Newsday business section as a reporter, editor and columnist.
“Cummins moved onto the Star Tribune in 1996 and also published a book in 2006 about her mother’s life after fleeing Nazi Germany.”
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