The New York Press Club remembers Pete Hamill
The New York Press Club mourns the loss of a legendary journalist, writer, and editor Pete Hamill, who passed away this morning at the age of 85.
Pete Hamill was an inspiration to generations of reporters who revelled in his unique style of storytelling and his gifts as a writer and reporter who spoke truth to power. As a columnist, Pete was one of a select few whose opinions were highly anticipated by the public as events unfolded and daily newspapers were delivered. Government officials, too, awaited his take on a news story, sometimes in order to formulate policy.
He was one of us and he made us proud.
The Press Club offers its condolences to Pete’s family and friends, and to all those who will miss his enormous talent.