Frank McCulloch, a former reporter and editor at newspapers in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Reno, and a heralded war correspondent for Time magazine, died May 14, 2018, The Press Democrat reported. He was 98.|
McCulloch was a formidable editor and a beloved mentor whose career impacted countless journalists and publishers.
From the San Francisco Chronicle’s obituary: “Then-Examiner Executive Editor Larry Kramer called McCulloch a ‘Superman in the industry’ who was ‘good at making you understand why what you did was important.’”
The Press Democrat said, “McCulloch said in 2012 he was proud ‘of starting, maintaining and establishing investigative reporting at the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee and San Francisco Examiner.’”
And this from the Reno Gazette-Journal: “In retirement, McCulloch confided to friends that he still dreamed of being back in the newsroom, and he didn’t stray too far from it, continuing to consult with newspapers, talk with journalism students and lend his expertise to the Center for Investigative Reporting in the Bay Area.”
The California Press Association (now California Press Foundation) named McCulloch the Justus F. Craemer Newspaper Executive of the Year in 1987, when he was managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner.