CNNfn Sr. Correspondent Young dies
Technology reporter Steve Young succumbs to lung cancer.
April 28, 2003: 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - CNNfn Senior Correspondent Steve Young died Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 61.

Steve Young  
Steve Young

Young specialized in technology reporting and joined CNN in August of 1987. He was one of the first reporters to cover a company housed in a Texas college dorm before most people had heard of Dell Computer.

Young joined CNN from CBS News, where for two decades he covered technology and the space beat from Cape Canaveral, Houston and the former Soviet Union.

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CNNfn Senior Technology Correspondent Steve Young died Sunday after a long fight with lung cancer.

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He received several honors for his work. He was on the Moneyline team that won an Overseas Press Club Award in 1995 for its week of unprecedented live broadcasts from Havana, Cuba. Young also was part of the CNNfn team that received a George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of the 1987 stock market crash.

Young had been honored with several Ohio State University awards for investigative reporting and a Sigma Delta Chi Award. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the adjunct faculty of Columbia University's journalism school. He was co-author of the journalism standard textbook "Broadcast Writing, Editing and Reporting". Young was a graduate of Emerson College.  Top of page

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