Obituaries

The reporter who almost averted the Bay of Pigs, David Kraslow, dies at 90

“I have written books. And magazine articles. And countless tens of thousands of words for newspapers datelined from Washington and places in this country and the world over. But it all began professionally here — so many years ago — with The Miami News as a sports writer during my senior year at the University of Miami.”

Those were the opening lines of David Kraslow’s final column for Miami’s oldest newspaper, The Miami News, when the daily printed its final edition on Dec. 31, 1988.

David Kraslow, seen here in 2015, was the last editor of The Miami News when it ceased operations in 1988. PATRICK FARRELL Miami Herald file

Kraslow, who lived in Coral Gables, died early Monday morning. He was 90.

“During my tenure and for decades before that, The Miami News was a vital part of Dade County’s life. That, too, is a fixture in history,” Kraslow’s last column closed.

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