David Perlman, the former science editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, died June 19, 2020, in San Francisco, The Chronicle reported. He was 101.
Perlman began at The Chronicle in 1940. When he retired, at age 98 in 2017, he was believed to be the oldest full-time news reporter at a U.S. metro newspaper.
Perlman was “the epitome of what every journalist should be — curious, passionate, skeptical and caring,” Chronicle Managing Editor Michael Gray said. “He told the world what it needed to know and presented it clearly and concisely. There will never be another like him.”