Michael Sweeney, Aspiring Journalist, about to begin “Dream Job at CNN”, Dies Suddenly AM1150WTMP

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Michael J. Feeney, a former New York Daily News reporter, has died suddenly at 32 of complications from a staph infection. He was about to begin “his dream job as an entertainment reporter” at CNN.com.

Feeney served as president of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) for four years. He “was a dedicated leader of the organization and an outstanding journalist,” the organization said in a statement.

Feeney “worked tirelessly furthering our goals and revitalizing the chapter. He was a mentor to so many just starting out as journalists and a constant voice for those working tirelessly in media,” the NYABJ said.

Scores of colleagues and fans took to Twitter to remember Feeney, including Rev. Al Sharpton and NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio. Read more here.