HOUSTON JOURNALISM PIONEER DIES!

THE DEAN OF HOUSTON BLACK JOURNALISM!

A pioneer in Houston journalism George McElroy died Saturday, Oct. 7 of acute respiratory distress syndrome at the Michael E. DeBakey V.A. Medical Center. He was 84. McEloy became one of the first African-American reporters at The Houston Post. He has been called the “Dean of Houston Black Journalism.” McElroy was recently honored with the HABJ Lifetime Achievement Award. “Mr. Mac, as we affectionately call him, has a remarkable record of accomplishment in Houston and nationally. He has accomplished many firsts, including being the first African-American to earn a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri,” said Sebino Sandifer-Walker. Walker is the current president of the Houston Association of Black Journalist.