Herbert Goren, 74, New York sports columnist who later was a publicist for ABC Sports until his retirement in 1988, died Feb. 8 on Long Island, N.Y., after heart surgery.
Goren, a resident of Floral Park, N.Y., joined the ABC public relations staff in June 1976. Following his retirement, he continued to work for the sports division on special assignment.
He previously was a sports writer for several New York newspapers, principally the New York Sun, where his daily column was titled “The Old Scout.”
In June 1987, he was inducted into the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame, where he was honored as “one of the most prolific baseball writers of his time.” Goren covered the team for the Sun from 1935 to 1950.
For 10 years, he was publicity director of the New York Rangers hockey team. He also wrote the CBS Radio shows of such sports personalities as Jerry Coleman, Jack Drees, Pat Summerall and Frank Gifford.
Survived by his wife, Betty; two sons, Edward, a producer for CBS, and Allan; daughter Lisa, an executive with Times- Mirror Magazines, and a grandson, Gregory.