Aug 05, 2020
Legendary Pete Hamill Dies

“Pete was a giant of American journalism….He was a true tribune of the city, New York City, and he wrote about people whose lives matter—ordinary people—who don’t often find their names in the paper unless it’s surrounded by some calamity. He wrote about how people live….He was decent, kind, generous. He was everything you would want in a human being, never mind a city columnist, a great journalist. Pete Hamill will be missed by me and many, many others whose lives he touched across the years,” says Morning Joe contributor and veteran columnist Mike Barnicle about Pete Hamill, who died this week at age 85, and who in addition to being a legendary columnist served as editor for the New York Daily News and the New York Post.