Coronavirus has claimed the life of Alan Finder, a former New York Times reporter who once worked for The (Bergen) Record. He was 72.
Finer had covered Ridgewood and Elmwood Park for The Record before quickly becoming one of the newspapers rising stars. He left to join Newsday, the Long Island-based daily newspaper, before beginning a 28-year stint with the New York Times.
Kevin Sack, a New York Times reporter, called Finder “a terrific reporter, a calming presence and, as anyone who knew him will attest, one of the menschiest guys around” in a post on Twitter.
Finder left the New York Times in 2011 and took a job at The Record as editor of a new weekly news feature section.