Pete Rahn - 2013

Pete Rahn entered the field of print journalism at the age of 15 and stayed in the business at the Globe-Democrat for almost 49 years. His first job was junior financial copy editor for the Globe. In the late 1940s, editor Richard Amberg assigned him the job of creating and editing the paper’s television guide, making the Globe one of the first newspapers in the nation to publish one. Rahn expressed pride in being the first to include detailed descriptions of movies to be televised. He soon started writing columns about TV on his own and, over the course of several decades, wrote over 7,000 of them and interviewed scores of the medium’s personalities. He received the Board of Governors’ Emmy Award from the local chapter of NATAS.