Les Payne, former Newsday editor, inducted into Deadline Club Hall of Fame

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Les Payne. Photo: Flickr

Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize winner whose four decades at Newsday were spent as much as a chronicler of some of the 20th century’s most memorable events as a champion for racial equality, was inducted Thursday into the Deadline Club’s Hall of Fame.

Payne joined Nancy Gibbs, editorial director of Time Inc. News Group, New York Times reporter N.R. “Sonny” Kleinfield, “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft and Terry McDonell, former editor of Time Inc. Sports Group at a ceremony at Sardi’s in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon.

“I’m most proud of spending all of my 38-year career at Newsday and doing journalism that brought attention to problems, and sometimes helped solve those problems,” Payne said.

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