Publishing Vet James Brady Dead at 80

Storied career included helming New York , Harper's Bazaar
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2009 1:20 PM CST
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(Newser) – James Brady, a veteran of numerous publications who rose from business reporting to become the editor of New York and Harper’s Bazaar, has died. He was 80. Brady is credited with founding two long-lived New York gossip standbys, the New York Post’s Page Six and New York magazine’s Intelligencer. Brady was also an Emmy Award winner during his time as a TV talk show host.

Brady started at Women’s Wear Daily, where he rose to publisher, and ran bureaus in London and Paris for Fairchild, WWD's parent company, in the 1950s and 60s. Back in New York, Brady served as associate publisher of the Post. He was also the author of a Pulitzer Prize-nominated memoir about his service in the Marine Corps. More recently, Brady wrote a celebrity column for Parade and one on media for Forbes.