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SPJ President Dana Neuts’ statement of condolence to family of Bob Simon


Feb. 12, 2015

Dana Neuts, SPJ President, 360-920-1737 (PDT),
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134,

INDIANAPOLIS – “The Society of Professional Journalists sends condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Bob Simon, longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent and CBS News foreign correspondent, who died in a car accident Wednesday in New York City. Simon, 73, was one of the great broadcast journalists of our time. It is a terrible loss for everyone who knew him personally, and those of us who knew him through watching him every Sunday night on our televisions or through his reporting from overseas conflicts since the late 1960s. He will be missed.”

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