Skip to comments.Joel Brinkley, a Times Washington and Mideast Reporter, Dies at 61
Posted on 03/14/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT by EveningStar
Joel Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who spent more than two decades at The New York Times, where he displayed range, rigor and lucid writing as a White House correspondent, as Jerusalem bureau chief and as an editor, died on Tuesday in Washington. He was 61.
The cause was acute undiagnosed leukemia, resulting in respiratory failure from pneumonia, said his wife, Sabra Chartrand.
Mr. Brinkley was a son of David Brinkley, the widely respected television news anchor, and he established his own journalism reputation early in his career. In 1980, while working at The Louisville Courier-Journal, he won a Pulitzer for international reporting for his coverage of the Cambodian refugee crisis. He was not yet 30.
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I remember David Brinkly once mentioning that he and his family enjoyed taking out their .22 revolvers and shooting at their rural property. He said they did it just about every weekend.
Speaking of journalistic families, the writer of this article is the son of WaPo’s Jonathan Yardley.