Phil Bronstein
American journalist
Phil Bronstein
Phil Bronstein was the executive vice president and editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Conference will examine state's literary identity
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Historian William Deverell and book critic David Ulin have teamed up with the San Francisco and Los Angeles public library systems and select members of each city's respective literati to organize a two-part conference with the aim of examining California identity and how it relates to an overarching California literary tradition. What we wanted to do was really work with contemporary literary figures and get them in dialogue with one another. The first part of the conference, which will take place Friday and Saturday in San Francisco, features panels and discussions with figures including Will Hearst, chairman of the board of the Hearst Corporation; Phil Bronstein, executive chair of the board of the Center for Investigative Reporting; and a list of luminaries that includes Armistead Maupin, Dana Gioia, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Tobias Wolff, Ellen Ullman and Karen Tei Yamashita. Topics will include the changing state of publishing in California and beyond; discussions on Northe ...
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Fil-Ams mark 30th anniversary of Aquino murder, rise of People Power
Inquirer Business - over 3 years
SAN FRANCISCO—Filipinos commemorated the 30th anniversary of Ninoy Aquino’s assassination with a Mass and short recollections by guest speakers on Wednesday night at the newly opened gallery of the Philippine Consulate. Journalist Phil Bronstein, who covered the post-assassination events in the Philippines extensively, making him a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, told the audience of 100: “Ninoy’s story is the story of personal courage” and that Filipinos “introduced to the world the concept of People Power” as a result of his murder.   Bronstein recalled Aquino’s funeral as “unlike any I’ve experienced in my life,” calling the groundswell o... Keep on reading: Fil-Ams mark 30th anniversary of Aquino murder, rise of People Power
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Greg Schwem: Much Ado About a Dead Terrorist
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Osama bin Laden is dead, right? The Navy SEALS took care of him. Didn't they? I'm asking only because conflicting accounts are emerging as to how bin Laden died. Not that any of this should matter because, after all, he is no longer alive. When President Obama strode down that long White House hallway on May 2, 2011 and delivered the news, that was all I needed to hear. I felt significantly more at ease the next time I boarded a plane. Ditto for all subsequent visits to New York City. Okay, I did want more details of the mission, which is why I lapped up former SEAL Matt Bissonnette's book, No Easy Day. Writing under the pseudonym Mark Owen, (so much for the anonymity of pseudonyms by the way), Bissonnette reveals he was part of the team that stormed bin Laden's Abbottabad, Pakistan compound and found the terrorist already deceased when SEALs entered his bedroom. So there. He's dead. But then along comes journalist Phil Bronstein who, in the March ...
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Walk this way, with class
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
Walk this way, with class -- In Jordan Park, a handsome residential neighborhood in San Francisco, Dr. J noticed a green "Gramps Park" sign - it sure looks like the official San Francisco Rec and Park thing - hanging from a metal post at 116 Jordan. -- Phil Bronstein, whose interview with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden made headlines across the country, will be talking with ACT's Carey Perloff onstage after a March 20 performance of "Dead Metaphor." Part of Bronstein's story was about the difficulty of post-SEAL life for a veteran with meager benefits; the play is about challenges faced by a sharpshooter recently returned from the battlefront. Janice Hough was surprised at the awestruck tone of the Huffington Post headline: "Kate Middleton Attends Wedding While Nearly Five Months Pregnant." [...] at the San Francisco Foundation's Women Changing the World luncheon last week, Nikki Henderson, executive director of the People's Grocery, said, I grew up ...
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SEAL who killed Bin Laden reportedly knew he'd lose benefits
Fox News - about 4 years
The former Navy SEAL who says he shot Usama bin Laden reportedly knew he was leaving the service well short of a retirement and without benefits, according to the commander of Naval Special Warfare. The "man who killed" bin Laden — featured in the March issue of Esquire — made headlines earlier this week when the former SEAL asserted was "screwed" and abandoned by the military after losing his military health insurance benefits upon leaving the service in September. But Rear Adm. Sean Pybus told Navy Times the SEAL knew what he was giving up in leaving the service with 16 years of service, shy of the 20-year retirement mark. "Concerning recent writing and reporting on 'The Shooter' and his alleged situation, this former SEAL made a deliberate and informed decision to leave the NAVY several years short of Retirement status," Pybus said. "Months ahead of his separation, he was counseled on status and benefits, and provided with options to continue his career until Retirement eli ...
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Fund Helps SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden, Doesn't Have Insurance For Family
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Though Esquire was forced to backtrack on its original claim that the military completely abandoned the shooter who killed Osama bin Laden, the war hero does need a considerable amount of help and a fund has been set up to offer it up. In his explosive feature about how the Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden has fared since leaving the military, writer Phil Bronstein initially stated that the shooter was left without benefits after he decided to retire before completing 20 years of service. Stars and Stripes, in a reaction piece, however, pointed out that the former serviceman is eligible for five years of free healthcare through the VA. These details were included in the print version of the Esquire story but were left out of the online piece. But these benefits do not cover the shooter’s wife and children, which is why a Seattle radio talk show program decided to set up a fund for him. “The VA does offer five years of benefits for specific service-related claims -- bu ...
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SEAL who killed Bin Laden bitter, unaware of health coverage
Fox News - about 4 years
The Navy SEAL who says he put three bullets in the head of Usama bin Laden is out of work and bitter that he was never told he is still eligible for health care coverage, according to a new report. The hero frogman is bitter as he waits for disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an exclusive story for Esquire by the Center for Investigative Reporting. After quitting just three years short of retirement, he has no health care or pension, he said. "I left SEALs on Friday," the unnamed SEAL told author Phil Bronstein last September. "My health care for me and my family stopped at midnight Friday night. "I asked if there was some transition from my Tricare to Blue Cross Blue Shield. They said no," the SEAL told Bronstein, executive chairman of the Center for Investigative Reporting. "You're out of the service, your coverage is over. Thanks for your sixteen years. Go f--- yourself." After the story was published online, the military publication ...
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'Nightmare' at home for SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden - CNN International
Google News - about 4 years
Brisbane Times 'Nightmare' at home for SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden CNN International Journalist Phil Bronstein, who profiled a former Navy SEAL Team Six member for the March issue of Esquire, will appear on "The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" in the 5 p.m. ET hour Monday. (CNN) -- He's the man who rolled into a bedroom in Abbottabad, ... SEAL who killed Bin Laden blasts government, says he's been abandonedFox News SEAL who killed bin Laden left jobless, uninsuredWashington Times SEAL Team 6 member who killed Osama bin Laden recalls seeing brains of Al ...New York Daily News The Guardian -Reason (blog) -In These Times all 110 news articles »
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Leading SF Media Company Makes A Huge Announcement
Huffington Post - about 4 years
SF Appeal reported Wednesday that local alternatively weekly SF Weekly has been acquired by The San Francisco Newspaper Company, a consortium owned by Canadian media mogul Todd Vogt. The group already owns both the San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Bay Guardian. The report was confirmed by San Francisco Examiner reporter Mike Aldax, who tweeted, "It's true, folks." Vogt, who is also CEO of Canadian newspaper company Black Press, told the Appeal in December that he was in the market for adding a third San Francisco media outlet to his growing Bay Area press empire. "The new acquisition will be highly complimentary to The Examiner and the Guardian," he said. Due to Vogt's stated enthusiasm for the print medium, there was briefly some speculation that his indented target was the East Bay Express. SF Weekly, which is distributed for free every Wednesday and known for its in-depth investigative reporting on local issues, was previously owned by Devner-based Voice ...
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Sharon Stone Sued By Former Nanny
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Actress Sharon Stone is the target of a lawsuit from a former live-in nanny alleging derogatory slurs, false accusations of stealing and termination without cause. The complaint, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday, alleges that in 2010, Stone began subjecting Erlinda Elemen to slurs about her Filipino heritage, accent, food and Christian religion. The lawsuit also says that Stone requested Elemen stop talking to the children so that they wouldn't "talk like you." Stone is also accused of ridiculing Elemen for attending church, and once forbidding her from reading the Bible in the actress' home. The lawsuit alleges that things got worse for Elemen in January 2011. Stone paid her overtime for working during holidays and traveling, but the complaint says she later accused the nanny of "stealing" by accepting the overtime pay. After Elemen complained and refused to return the pay, Stone began reducing her hours and berating her in front of other staff. By t ...
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Programming notes
First Read- MSNBC - almost 5 years
*** Thursday’s “Jansing & Company”: Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA); The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne; USA Today’s Susan Page; Daily Variety’s Ted Johnson; journalist Phil Bronstein; NBCLatino Contributor Paul Reyes; Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart; attorney Hampton Dellinger; & personal finance analyst Carmen Wong Ulrich. *** Thursday’s “MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts” lineup: MSNBC’S Thomas Roberts talks with Meghan Mccain, Jonathan Capehart, Karen Finney, Pop Star Cyndi Lauper, Country Singer & LGBT Activist Chely Wright, Actor Wilson Cruz, and WE DO campaign Executive Director Jasmine Beach-Ferrara. *** Thursday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” lineup: Luke Russert fills in for Andrea. Guests: The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, Newark , NJ Mayor Cory Booker, College Republican National Committee Chairman Alex Schriver, Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), National Journal’s Reid Wilson and The Atlantic’s Molly Ball. *** Thursday’s News Nation with Tamron Hall: Freedom to Marry ...
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Gay journalist who lied about his immigration status to be SF State commencement speaker
The Bay Area Reporter - almost 5 years
This year’s commencement speaker at San Francisco State University will be a gay journalist whose admission last year that he hid from his media employers the fact he is an undocumented immigrant drew international headlines. Jose Antonio Vargas grew up in Mountain View outside San Jose. He worked at the San Francisco Chronicle while attending SF State. Upon graduating he then landed in the newsroom of the Washington Post, where he was part of the award-winning team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings. He also wrote for the Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, and the New Yorker. The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter went public with his stunning revelation in a personal essay he wrote for the New York Times magazine last June. During an appearance at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco last summer Vargas, seen at left in the above photo talking with Phil Bronstein, his former boss at the Chronicle, apologized for his deception and announced he was creating a new ...
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Former Chronicle Editor Phil Bronstein Resigns From The Paper For Good
Huffington Post - about 5 years
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Former San Francisco Chronicle Editor <a class="fplink fp-646172" href="/phil+bronstein">Phil Bronstein</a> has announced his resignation from Hearst Newspapers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. Bronstein,...
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Phil Bronstein, ex-Chronicle editor, leaves Hearst
San Francisco Chronicle - about 5 years
Former Chronicle Editor <a class="fplink fp-646172" href="/phil+bronstein">Phil Bronstein</a> announced his resignation from Hearst Newspapers on Friday, capping off a colorful 31-year career as a city newsman. Bronstein, 61, editor at large at Hearst for the past four...
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Christine Bronstein - The San Francisco Appeal
Google News - over 5 years
She is a graduate of Columbia/UC-Berkeley executive MBA program and a member of the honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. Chris is married to Hearst/San Francisco Chronicle&#39;s Editor-at-Large Phil Bronstein and mother of three
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承认整过容的明星们 - 三峡新闻网
Google News - over 5 years
承认整容女星:莎朗斯通,整容部位:唇部,莎朗斯通曾在2010年承认与导演Phil Bronstein离婚后,她曾对做过唇部注射,但结果是令她看起来像只红鲑鱼,为此她不得不四处求医问药。
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Phil Bronstein
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 57
    Ward Bushee, editor of the Arizona Republic, was announced as Bronstein's replacement effective February 1, 2008.
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    On January 23, 2008, Bronstein announced that he was leaving his job as editor of the Chronicle to take an editor-at-large position with Hearst Newspapers.
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  • 2007
    Age 56
    After years of circulation drops, in late March 2007, Bronstein called an emergency staff meeting and reportedly stated that the news business "is broken, and no one knows how to fix it."
    More Details Hide Details This meeting occurred after several weeks of articles focused on the influence of the Internet and the blogosphere made front page headlines in the Chronicle.
  • 2003
    Age 52
    Bronstein was named executive vice president and editor of the San Francisco Chronicle in March 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He had been senior vice president and executive editor of the paper when Hearst Corp. bought The Chronicle. They then transferred ownership of the declining Examiner to the politically well-connected Fang family in March 2000.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 47
    He was married to actress Sharon Stone from February 1998 until January 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Together they adopted a son Roan. Later he remarried. He lives in Mill Valley, CA with his wife and three kids. In June 2001, he was seriously injured by a Komodo dragon. He entered its enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo after being invited in by the dragon's keeper. Bronstein was bitten on his bare foot, as the keeper had told him to take off his white shoes, which could have potentially excited the dragon.
  • 1991
    Age 40
    He was named executive editor of the Examiner in 1991, having previously served as managing editor for news.
    More Details Hide Details Under his service, the Examiner circulation declined rapidly, which Bronstein blamed on the afternoon delivery of the paper.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 35
    Bronstein was a 1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work in the Philippines and went on to cover conflicts in other parts of Southeast Asia, El Salvador, Peru and the Middle East.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 0
    Born in 1951.
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