Al Saracevic, who was enterprise editor of the San Francisco Chronicle from 2005 to 2009 and most lately director of stories and sports activities protection on the San Francisco Examiner, died early Saturday on the age of 52.
Jeff Elder of the Examiner writes, “In additional than 1 / 4 century of serving San Francisco with gutsy journalism, Saracevic lined the largest tales of his era with a method well-suited for the brainy, irreverent metropolis he liked.
“For the previous 12 months, Saracevic helped to revitalize The Examiner — the place he started his profession — as director of stories and sports activities and as a columnist who may elevate a spherical of applause or a howl of protest together with his outspoken tackle The Metropolis’s most urgent points. Saracevic was a driving pressure in The Examiner’s rebirth, taking nice delight within the relaunch of each its print and digital editions.
“‘Al was a towering determine in Bay Space journalism,’ stated Clint Reilly, editor and writer of The Examiner. ‘His journalistic DNA flowed via each facet of the brand new Examiner.’”
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