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Rosenberg to retire Aug. 8

Howard Rosenberg, the Los Angeles Times’ television critic, will retire Aug. 8 after 25 years of prize-winning criticism, commentary and reporting for the newspaper.

Rosenberg, 65, received a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism in 1985, in recognition of his commentaries on topics ranging from presidential campaign coverage to the 1984 Olympics and television’s treatment of death. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1981.

Other honors include the National Television and Radio News Directors Assn.'s Edward R. Murrow Award for criticism, two National Headliner awards from the Press Club of Atlantic City, the Anti-Defamation League Torch of Liberty for multiple columns about intolerance in the media and the Distinguished Achievement in Journalism Award from USC’s School of Journalism Alumni Assn.

He served two terms on the board of the George Foster Peabody Awards, one of broadcasting’s top honors.

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Following his retirement, Rosenberg will continue as an occasional contributor to The Times and as an adjunct professor of journalism and critical studies at USC. Rosenberg, who graduated from the University of Oklahoma and received a master’s in political science from the University of Minnesota, came to The Times in 1978 from the Louisville Times, where he was a TV critic and political reporter. His replacement has not been named.


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