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Hazlett, former WaPo biz copy editor and Maine biz editor, dies at 68

September 7, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Curt Hazlett

Curt Hazlett, who was a business copy editor for The Washington Post and then business editor of The Portland Press Herald in Maine, died last week at the age of 68.

Dennis Hoey of the Press Herald writes, “Hazlett graduated in 1975 with a degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was named outstanding journalist in his class after serving as editor of the university newspaper.

“His journalism career took off following graduation. Hazlett worked for the Plain Dealer in Cleveland and in Reuters’ Chicago bureau as a reporter, said his brother, Doug Hazlett of New Limerick.

“He left the Midwest to work at the Boston Globe and was eventually recruited to be business editor at the Washington Post, according to his wife, Wendy Wallis. Wallis said she met Hazlett on a blind date while he worked at the Post, which he left in 1991.

“Hazlett moved to Maine to take the business editor job at the Press Herald in the early 1990s. He was eventually appointed managing editor.”

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