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Boccardi, Louis D.

Born: 1937 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.

1937 – Louis D. Boccardi was born in New York City.

       – Finished bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

1967 – He joined the AP as executive assistant to the general news editor.

1969 – Appointed AP managing editor.

1973 – Served as executive editor.

1975 – Served as AP vice president.

1985-2003 – President and Chief Executive Officer of The Associated Press.

1990 – Boccardi was elected a fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

1994-2003 – Member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

2001 – Awarded the John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger award for Freedom of the Press and the Public’s Right to Know.

2002 – Chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

2003 – He was member of the Gannett Board of Directors.