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RIP Phil Musick

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bagelchick, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member


    Phil Musick, noted writer, broadcaster, dies at 71
    Tuesday, January 05, 2010
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Phil Musick, who had a three-decade career in print, radio and television journalism both locally and nationally, died this morning of congestive heart failure.

    He was 71 and lived in Harmar.

    Mr. Musick made his initial mark in sports, serving as sports editor of the Greensburg Tribune-Review and later the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, with a stint as a beat reporter with the Pittsburgh Press sandwiched in between.

    In the early 1980s, he was lead sports columnist for USA Today before rejoining the Pittsburgh Press as a general columnist, writing five columns a week.

    "He was a very valuable person for the Post-Gazette from the time I got here in 1977," said John G. Craig Jr., former Post-Gazette editor and vice president. "He was the major columnist in town for at least 15 years."

    In 1987, he moved to WTAE Radio, where he was the host of a talk show until 1998, when he became managing editor for two years at KDKA-TV.

    He also wrote several books and produced freelance articles for newspapers nationwide and magazines such as People, Time, Sport and Newsweek.

    Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Didn't know he lived in Harmar. I remember reading his Clemente bio years ago. RIP.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    First thought Phil Mushnick had died.

    Not that it diminishes Mr. Musick.

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