Alan Cherry, Longtime Sun-Sentinel Reporter/Editor, Dies
Alan Cherry was a gruff son of a bitch. He was smart. Broward County politicians -- particularly cops -- quaked when they heard his name.
Cherry died this past weekend. He was 64.
I worked with Cherry long ago in a Sun Sentinel bureau in Pembroke Pines. Along with Ardy FrIedberg, another gruff son of a bitch, he kept the Hollywood Police under siege. Here's an example of their excellent work.
He would later go on to be a top Sentinel editor in the downtown office.
Florida Launch vs. Chesapeake Bayhawks
TicketsSat., Jul. 15, 7:00pm
Florida Launch vs. Charlotte Hounds
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Intl. Champions Cup pres. by Heineken: Paris Saint-Germain v Juventus
TicketsWed., Jul. 26, 8:30pm
EL CLASICO MIAMI: Real Madrid CF v. FC Barcelona
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Cherry was also a talented musician. He will be missed.
Here's how Cherry described himself on examiner.com, where he published occasional stories: "Alan Cherry has a 30-year history as a Broward County newspaper reporter and editor covering local cities and governments, with a focus on creating smarter and better-informed voters."
And he did one hell of a job. Rest in peace, Alan.
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