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Health Affairs Editor
Inner City Broadcasting Corporation
Founder and Board Member
American Diabetes Association
Member of the Leadership Community
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Member of the Board of Trustees
ITM Hospitality Fund
Member of The Advisory Board
Chairman of Trustees
Hugh Wyatt, Publisher, Medical Herald and the Spiritual Herald
Dr. Lorraine Colville, Honorary ASA Member, Dies
Another of her close friends and mentees is Hugh Wyatt, former health affairs editor for the New York Daily News and editor/publisher of The Medical Herald and The Spiritual Herald newspapers.
He called her "a friend and sounding board," who helped to guide his journalism career for more than 40 years. "She helped me establish many of my contacts, which made my job easier," Wyatt said.
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Some of the 150 guests for this $500 per ticket dinner and jazz concert included local authors Tom Wolfe and Ken Auletta, actress Dina Merrill and her husband, Ted Hartley of RKO Pictures, of East Hampton, Steve Kroft of "60 Minutes," author Linda Bird Francke, who is also on the Childcare board, jazz legend Percy Heath, of Montauk, who performed, and Hugh Wyatt, former Daily News music columnist and publisher of the Medical Herald, of Sag Harbor.
Among panelists will be Hugh Wyatt, editor and publisher of The Medical Herald and The Spiritual Herald.
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Hugh W. Wyatt, Publisher, also Honored for Service and Dedication to CommunityHugh W. Wyatt, Publisher, also Honored for Service and Dedication to CommunityIn addition, Hugh W. Wyatt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Foot Clinics of New York, and publisher of The Medical Herald and The Spiritual Herald newspapers, was also awarded an honorary degree."Dr. Nelson and Mr. Wyatt are both exceptional individuals who, in their respective fields, are dedicated to improving the human condition," said President Louis L. Levine.Hugh W. Wyatt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Foot Clinics of New York, and for many years a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, is a native of Atlanta, GA.He began his professional career as a reporter at age 16, helping to start the Atlanta Inquirer weekly newspaper.Simultaneously, he launched his music career as a professional bassist, performing with classical, jazz and rhythm & blues ensembles, among them Lionel Hampton and Gladys Knight and the Pips.Mr. Wyatt, who is of black Eastern Cherokee Indian ancestry, moved to New York in 1965 and subsequently became the first person of color to be a reporter at the New York Daily News.He covered countless stories in the inner cities as well as anti-war protests during the 60's and early 70's.At the same time, Mr. Wyatt became an investigative reporter for the Daily News, winning numerous prestigious awards over a span of 27 years. Mr. Wyatt was promoted to Health Affairs Editor in 1979 and was the first reporter to break such stories as John Lennon's death, as well as the Legionnaire's and Swine Influenza outbreaks.He was also a medical expert on the health of the Shah of Iran - uncovering stories that became international news.In addition, Wyatt sparked the national debate in the 1970's over the true definition of death in a series of Daily News articles.Mr. Wyatt's work at the Daily News went beyond investigative reporting and health care.He became a staff music columnist/critic, and also wrote for such publications as Harvard's Nieman Reports and US magazine.In 1985, he shared a Grammy Award for his liner notes for the Art Blakey recording, "New York Scene."In addition, Mr. Wyatt became an advisor to the late McGeorge Bundy at the Ford Foundation, as well as Executive Editor of the Amsterdam News, the black New York weekly newspaper.He is currently Publisher and Editor of The Spiritual Herald and The Medical Herald, America's premier national urban medical newspaper.