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Michael A. Hobbs



from a Delaware County Daily Times obituary
May 2002

Michael A. Hobbs, 55
Inquirer reporter, White House correspondent

Michael A. Hobbs, age 55, died May 16, 2002 at Crozer Chester Medical Center.

He was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and White House correspondent for the Washington Post.

Born: Philadelphia

Education: Chester High School (class of 1965), Temple University (journalism degree)

Other employment included: Akron Beacon Journal, Camden Courier Post

Author of the best-selling novel, Outcast: My Journey from the White House to Homelessness

Other awards/honors: Listed in the 1992 edition of Who's Who Among Black Americans; received the Outstanding Pulitzer Award; received a citation from Cleveland chapter of the Society for Professional Journalism for his excellence in journalism.

Parents: Sterling Hobbs of Brookhaven and Lois R. Stovall-Hobbs (d. 1968)

Survivors in addition to his father:

Brother: Sterling L. Hobbs of Florance, AZ
Sisters: Allison Hobbs Johnson of Philadelphia, Rhonda Hobbs, Brookhaven, Lisa Hobbs of Hollywood, FL, many relatives and friends

Arrangements by Hunt Irving Funeral Home, Chester Township, PA

Thanks to Don Anderson, Claymont, DE for sharing this obituary.

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about this individual, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2002, 2003 John A. Bullock III.

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