Robert Boyd (journalist)

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Robert Skinner Boyd (January 11, 1928 – September 20, 2019) was an American journalist. He was born in Chicago. He spent most of his career working for the Knight Newspaper Group.

He and Clark Hoyt won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for discovering the fact that Senator Thomas Eagleton, George McGovern's choice for vice president, had had severe psychiatric problems and undergone three shock treatments. Instead of publishing their scoop, they told their findings to McGovern's top advisor, and Eagleton withdrew as the Democratic nominee.[1]

Boyd died from congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Philadelphia on September 20, 2019 at the age of 91.[2]

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  1. Brennan, Elizabeth A.; Clarage, Elizabeth C. Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 66. ISBN 9781573561112. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  2. "Former newspaperman Robert S. Boyd dies at age 91". Associated Press. The Washington Post. September 20, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.