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RIP Thom Greer

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by secretariat, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    He was a former columnist and the Plain Dealer's first black SE.

  2. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    RIP. I never met him, but talked to him on the phone once in the 1980s about a job and he seemed pretty cool.
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I met Thom...he was an APSE mainstay, and yes, as a black man, he was ahead of his time in sports department management. He certainly has to be one of the first, if not the first, African American sports editors at a major paper. Good guy, too....RIP....

    Edit: The obit confirms what I said above. Sorry for the redundancy.
  4. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Yes, he was the first...much to be celebrated here.
  5. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I guess it's an understatement to say that, yes, he was good enough to work at the Plain Dealer. RIP.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This is truly a sad day. Thom Greer was not only a pioneer, he was an outstanding journalist. As a writer, he, Mark Whicker, Tom Cushman, and Stan Hochman formed the best columnist tandem in the country at the Philadelphia Daily News. To date, in my opinion, four outstanding talents at one paper has never been duplicated.
  7. Cigar56

    Cigar56 Member

    Great guy, Thom. Happy to say I knew him. RIP.
  8. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    he loved a poker game in vegas.

    a warm good-natured guy. sad to see him go.
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