Jim Bellows dies at 86; legendary editor of L.A. Herald Examiner
By Elaine Woo, March 6, 2009
Jim Bellows, a legendary editor who built a career resuscitating underdog big-city newspapers from Los Angeles to New York and helped turn Tom Wolfe and Jimmy Breslin into stars, has died. He was 86.
Bellows, a longtime resident of Brentwood, died today at a nursing home in Santa Monica, said his wife, Keven Bellows. The cause was Alzheimer's disease.
Over two decades beginning in the 1960s, Bellows transformed the New York Herald Tribune, the Washington Star and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner into showcases of sophisticated writing and spunky reporting that often shamed their more formidable rivals.
Attribution: LATimes, www.edpadgett.com