CLARE, Mich. - James Wieghart, former editor of the New York Daily News died Sunday at Clare Hospital.
He was being treated for pneumonia, according to Central Michigan University, where Mr. Wieghart was journalism chairman. He was 76.
According to the university’s website, Mr. Wieghart graduated from the University of Wisconsin and worked for The Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Sentinel. He joined the Daily News Washington bureau, where he served as a Vietnam War correspondent, and later became the paper’s editor.
He resigned in 1984 to write for Scripps-Howard newspapers and became Central Michigan’s journalism chairman in 1989.