Veteran journalist Thomas M. Self, Business Week's Los Angeles bureau manager for 27 years, died of cancer Friday at San Clemente General Hospital. He was 63.
Self, a pioneering business journalist in California, was Business Week's first Los Angeles bureau manager. He left the magazine in 1976 to co-found the Executive, an Orange County business monthly.
He was Chapman College's press officer for two years and editor of the school's quarterly magazine. A graduate of Stanford University, Self was editor of the Stanford Daily and a lifetime member of Sigma Delta Chi, the professional journalism society.
He is survived by his wife, Sara Jane, and five grown children. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapman College Chapel on Grand Avenue in Orange.