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Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan
Born(1941-03-11)March 11, 1941
DiedJune 20, 2018(2018-06-20) (aged 77)
Alma materSyracuse University
SpouseEllen Kanner[1]

Brian Donovan (March 11, 1941 – June 20, 2018[2]) was an American journalist for Newsday who won the Pulitzer Prize twice, in 1970 and in 1995.[3] He was inducted into the Press Club of Long Island's Hall of Fame.[4]

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Donovan was born on March 11, 1941, in Syracuse, New York, and had one sibling. His parents were William Donovan, a commercial insurance agent, and Marion Donovan. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University.[5] Donovan was married to Ellen Kanner,[1] with whom he had two children.[5]


He first worked for three years at the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and was then hired by Newsday in 1967. He retired from Newsday in 2002 to focus on a book, "Hard Driving" about Wendell Scott.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Ellen B. Kanner Bride of Brian Donovan". Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  2. ^ Award-winning Newsday reporter Brian Donovan dies at 77
  3. ^ "1995 Pulitzer Prizes JOURNALISM". 1995. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Brian Donovan dies at 77". Press Club of Long Island. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  5. ^ a b c "Award-winning Newsday reporter dies at 77". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-11-11.

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