Emmy-winning TV news producer Donald Young Jr. died Feb. 14 at his L.A.home of coronary artery disease. He was 63.
Born in Newport, Ky., he worked at the Cincinnati Times-Star and the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and became editor of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland.
From 1962-70, Young worked at WKYC, the NBC O& O in Cleveland, then in ’76 moved to Gotham, where he produced the evening news for WPIX-TV. He won an Emmy for the station’s coverage of the 1977 Manhattan blackout.
He recently worked as public affairs director for the Hospital for Joint Diseases-Orthopaedic Institute in Gotham.
Young is survived by his daughter, actress Sean Young; wife, Lee Guthrie, and daughter Cathleen Young, both writers (the two won an Emmy and a Christopher Award for their vidpic “A Place for Annie,” and are nominated this year for a Writers Guild award); and son, Donald III.