REPORT: Former New York Times reporter dies of coronavirus

MARCH 24, 2020

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Former New York Times reporter Alan Finder has died due to the novel coronavirus, according to a tweet by Times investigative reporter Kevin Sack.

“With the morning comes the devastating news that a member of our @nytimes family, Alan Finder, has died of the virus,” Sack wrote.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Alan, who retired a few years ago, was a terrific reporter, a calming presence and, as anyone who knew him will attest, one of the menschiest guys around. RIP,” he continued.

LA Times editor Swewll Chan tweeted, “My friend Alan Finder has died from COVID-19. He was a consummate newsman, a tough reporter and a kind editor. I learned a lot from him at @nytimes. RIP, Alan.”

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report tweeted, “Man, this hurts. Alan Finder was one of the @NYTSports editors I interviewed with when I got the job in 2004. Warm, witty, smart as hell, and incredibly supportive, even after he left sports. Condolences to his family and all my former NYT colleagues. #RIP.”

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