Kamm, Herbert 1917-2002
KAMM, Herbert 1917-2002
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born April 1, 1917, in Long Branch, NJ; died September 25, 2002, in Avila Beach, CA. Journalist and author. Kamm was a prominent newspaper editor best known for his tenure as executive editor of the New York World Journal Tribune during the 1960s. He got his start as a sports writer for the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey in 1935, moving up to reporter and sports editor, as well as author of the column "Sports Angles." After a brief stint with the Associated Press, he joined the New York World-Telegram & Sun in New York City in 1943, rising to the post of managing editor during the mid-1960s. The newspaper merged with two other papers to become the New York World Journal Tribune in 1966, and Kamm was its executive editor from 1966 to 1967. During the late-1960s he worked as an editorial consultant for Scripps-Howard Newspapers before moving on to the Cleveland Press as an associate editor and editor of the editorial page in 1969. Kamm remained there until the paper folded in 1982, and stayed in Cleveland to become the editorial director of WJKW-TV until 1985. He also taught journalism at Case Western Reserve University during the 1970s and at California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo in 1991. He was the author of the Junior Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sports (1960; fifth edition, 1975).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Who's Who in America, 56th edition, Marquis (New Providence, NJ), 2001.
New York Times, September 27, 2002, p. A27.