ABC News Radio's John Cooley Dies At 81
August 8, 2008 at 11:30 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of long-time ABC NEWS RADIO correspondent JOHN COOLEY, who died THURSDAY in ATHENS, GREECE after a three-year battle with cancer. COOLEY was 81 and was also a Contributing Editor for the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR.
He started his career at the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, then covered NORTHERN AFRICA for UPI, NBC and THE OBSERVER before joining the MONITOR as Middle East correspondent in 1965. He was also an author of several books and won an Emmy with the ABC NEWS "PRIMETIME LIVE" team for the investigation of the bombing of PAN AM Flight 103, and won the GEORGE POLK AWARD for international reporting.
ABC NEWS RADIO VP STEVE JONES said, "JOHN's Middle East expertise and extensive contacts created over decades made him an invaluable resource to ABC NEWS RADIO. We’ll miss his good humor and sharp insights. Our condolences to JOHN's family, especially to his wife VANIA, and children ALEX and KATHY."