Memories of former Sun-Sentinel colleagues, including award-winning cartoonist Chan Lowe

When I worked at the Sun-Sentinel as the airline reporter (Eastern, Pan Am, Air Florida and so on) in the mid-’80s, I sat next to the Op-Ed desk and editorial cartoonist Chan Lowe.

Chan graduated from Williams College with a degree in art history and became an award-winning newspaper cartoonist. We got to know each other. He never broadcast it, but he is the son of Carol Channing. Chan was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 and won multiple awards for his cartoons.

Now he’s the deputy editorial page editor for the iconic Berkshire Eagle in New England. (“Over the years, The Berkshire Eagle and its sister newspapers became very highly regarded.  In 1973, one of the Eagle’s editors, Roger Linscott, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his editorial writing. The Eagle became an attraction for journalism school graduates starting their careers, and many of those reporters went on to renowned careers throughout the journalistic world in publications such as The New York TimesThe Washington PostWall Street JournalTime magazine and others”).

In August, around 300 newspapers across the country published free press editorials defending the fourth estate and pushing back against President Trump’s assertions of media bias. Lowe explained why the paper decided to participate.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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