A journalist who just a few years ago was named the Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists has died. TVNewser reports that Michael Feeney, who received the NABJ honor in 2010, died Sunday from a staph infection. He was 32.
The former New York Daily News reporter was readying a move to Atlanta to begin a job at CNN as an entertainment reporter when he fell ill and, within days, died at a hospital in Teaneck, N.J., the story reports.
Since leaving the Daily News in 2014, Feeney had been working on a free-lance basis for NBC News, Ebony and other publications.