Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
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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.