Skip to comments.Editor dies in fall from New York Times office building
Posted on 08/22/2002 11:59:55 AM PDT by ArcLight
NEW YORK (AP) -- A longtime business editor at The New York Times fell to his death from the 11th floor of the newspaper's Times Square office building Thursday in what police called a possible suicide.
Allen Myerson, whose title was assistant business editor/weekends, fell from the West 43rd Street building around 9:45 a.m., police said. His body landed on the roof of a nearby garage.
The newspaper's spokeswoman, Catherine Mathis, confirmed his death. She said Myerson, 47, had worked at the Times since 1989.
Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. sent an internal memo to employees announcing Myerson's death and saying that police were investigating the circumstances. Police Sgt. Kevin Hayes said police were treating the death as a possible suicide.
"As with any family, we're called on to endure our share of tragedies," Mathis quoted Sulzberger as saying in the memo. "This is one of those times and our support for one another will help all of us get through it."
Myerson is survived by his wife, Carol Cropper Myerson, who works at BusinessWeek. They had no children.
Myerson wrote frequently on energy-related issues. In January, he edited "The New Rules of Personal Investing," a compilation of essays offering investing tips from top business writers at the newspaper.
Myerson joined the Times after working for the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Dallas Morning News.
Considering the news that is gradually emerging about Enron's close ties with the Clinton administration, it isn't too difficult to put together a theory on his motivation...
Because some people like acting like a dumba$$ to get attention.
That was not mentioned in the article. Do you have a source for that?
You are absolutely correct!
Were this a prominent Conservative, he would have "Leapt to his death out of frustration and despair in the bungling of the Bush adminstration".
You were able to deduce that conclusion from the article. I am impressed. [/sarcasm]
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