Anthony Day

Anthony Day

Anthony Day (May 12, 1933 – September 2, 2007) was an American journalist and former editorial page editor for the Los Angeles Times. cite news |first=|last=|title= Anthony Day |url=|work= Associated Press ||date=2007-09-04 |accessdate=2007-09-24]

Early life

Anthony Day was born in Miami, Florida, on May 12, 1933. His father, Price Day, worked as a foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, earning him a Pulitzer Prize in 1949. Anthony Price had three younger brothers, all of whom also became journalists.

Day graduated from Harvard University. He served two years in the U.S. Army following graduation.


Anthony Day's career in journalism began at the Philadelphia Bulletin. He began working at the paper in 1957. He was eventually promoted to the paper's Washington D.C. bureau chief.

Day was hired by the Los Angeles Times as the chief editorial writer in 1969. He eventually rose to become the editorial page editor, as position he held from 1971 until 1989.Citation | last1 = McIntire | first1 = Mike | title = Anthony Day, 74, Editorial Page Editor, Is Dead | newspaper = New York Times | date = 2007-09-04 | year = 2007 | url=] Day continued to work part time for the Times as a contributor to the book review section after his official retirement, keeping his name on the paper's byline. He also continued to edit a regular column by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

On the day after Day's death Henry Kissinger said of him, "Although he was a constant critic of the policies of the administrations in which I served, I always considered him a critic of exemplary fairness, ability and honesty."


Anthony Day died of emphysema on September 2, 2007 at St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He survived by his wife, Lynn.

External links

* [,0,3860929.story?coll=la-home-obituaries Los Angeles Times: Anthony Day, pivotal editorial page editor of The Times, dies at 74]
* [ Opinion L.A.: Tony Day, RIP]


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