Gil Spencer dies

Former Denver Post editor Gil Spencer died in New York this morning at the age of 85.

From the Denver Post:

F. Gilman Spencer, a charismatic, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who capped a colorful career as editor of The Denver Post, died this morning in New York City.

Spencer, who was 85, died about 10:30 a.m. local time at New York University Hospital. He had been undergoing treatment for a persistent infection.

Spencer had a passion for journalism that propelled him through more than four decades at papers in Philadelphia as well as New Jersey, New York and finally Colorado.

Spencer’s crusading editorials for The Trentonian in New Jersey won him a Pulitzer in 1974.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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