Monday, December 27, 2010

Veteran AP sportswriter Eric Prewitt dies

The Associated Press reported today that Eric Prewitt, who spent most of his career as a sportswriter in the wire service's San Francisco bureau, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 73. The following is from the AP obit:
    He died Dec. 21 at his home in Tryon, N.C. The three-decade veteran of the AP witnessed marquee moments in San Francisco Bay area sports history. 
    He covered the Oakland Athletics and Raiders in their 1970s heyday and the San Francisco 49ers during their first march to Super Bowl victory. 
    The single father balanced dedication to his job and his daughter by bringing her along to the games. 
    His daughter, Sharon Crestetto, says her dad endowed her with a lifelong love of sports as he juggled the demands of parenting and his job.

1 comment:

james o. clifford said...

I worked with Eric at the AP. He was a true gentleman. I never heard him swear or become unglued, even when the New York sports desk was running around in circles and phoning him every two minutes.