Jeffrey H. Brodsky, an accomplished reporter and former editor of the Central High School newspaper who inspired an annual award honoring young journalists, died Wednesday, July 26, at his home in Manchester following a decade-long battle with an aggressive form of Parkinson’s disease.
He was 49.
Born and raised in Manchester, Brodsky showed his journalistic talent at a young age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he led the Manchester Central newspaper staff in transforming the student publication into a broadsheet format based on The Boston Globe, adding color photography, a revamped design and updated typography, according to an online obituary.
Brodsky conducted high profile interviews with all nine candidates for the 1992 presidential election, including eventual winner Bill Clinton.