Anthony Campbell, the former executive editor and managing editor of The Denver Post who led the paper to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1986 for a series on missing children, has died, according to former associates at the Post. He was 82.
“There is no higher accolade than this: He was a helluva newspaperman,” said David Hall, former editor of the Post who hired Campbell in 1984. “When I became editor of The Denver Post in the spring of 1984, I knew one thing. Tony Campbell should be our managing editor.”
Before coming to Denver, Hall and Campbell had worked together at the Chicago Daily News and briefly together at The Chicago Sun-Times when Rupert Murdoch owned the feisty tabloid in another highly competitive two-newspaper town.