Latest People Remembered

Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

Longtime OPC member George Burns died in September at age 86. He served as treasurer of the OPC for many years and was a self-appointed club historian. Members remembered Burns affectionately as a “quiet pillar” of the OPC and a fixture at club...

Thursday, 24 Sep 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Longtime OPC member George Burns has died at age 86. Burns served as treasurer of the OPC for many years and did extensive research and writing on the organization’s history.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

 

Former OPC President Leonard Saffir, OPC president from 1988 to 1990, foreign correspondent, columnist, founder of four newspapers and author of three books, died Jan.

Sunday, 15 Feb 2015

NAFTALAN, Azerbaijan - The stocky nurse with a double set of gold teeth leaned over the double-sized bathtub and grabbed Bob’s wrist to take a pulse, dipping a huge thermometer into the vat of hot, brown 'nafta' to check the heat.

Thursday, 12 Feb 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Bob Simon, senior foreign correspondent for “60 Minutes,” died Feb. 11 in a car accident in New York City. Simon, who was 73, received OPC’s President’s Award last April.

Thursday, 12 Feb 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Bob Simon, a correspondent for CBS News and veteran foreign reporter, died Feb. 11 in a car accident in New York City. Simon, who was 73, won last year’s OPC’s President’s Award.

Tuesday, 03 Feb 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Al Webb, an American reporter awarded the Bronze Star for battlefield heroism as a Vietnam War correspondent, died Jan. 25 in Banbury, England. He was 79. The cause of death was listed as complications of pneumonia and diabetes, said his widow...

Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014
Overseas Press Club of America

Michel du Cille, a 58-year-old Washington Post photojournalist, winner of the OPC’s John Faber award in 2000 and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, diedWashington Post ...

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014

Before I actually started as Manager of the OPC I was recruited by Mary Novick to help sign in members to the 50th anniversary of D-Day.  It was a luncheon so there was a lot of set up activity at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  A...

Monday, 25 Aug 2014
James Foley, right, attended the 2012 OPC Awards dinner with GlobalPost

Add to the things being said about James Foley, that he had a great smile and was charming over cocktails.

Foley came to the 2012 OPC Awards Dinner with colleagues from GlobalPost to accept the Best Online Coverage of Breaking News award...