University American Studies, journalism professor dies
Observer Staff Report | Friday, November 4, 2016
Richard Ciccone, adjunct American Studies and journalism professor at Notre Dame and former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, died Wednesday night according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.
Ciccone died at age 76 of complications from a malignant tumor in his leg at Evanston Northwestern Hospital, according to his daughter, Cristin Connerty.
Ciccone has served as adjunct professor at the University since 1993, and is the author of several books, including “Daley: Power and Presidential Politics,” “Chicago and the American Dream,” and “Royko, A Life in Print.”
Additionally, Ciccone covered a number of gubernatorial, mayoral and presidential campaigns for both the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press. Prior to serving as managing editor of the Tribune, he served as associate editor from 1995 through 2001 and as a correspondent for Associated Press from 1961 through 1975.
Born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Ciccone graduated from the University in 1961 and resided in Wilmette, Illinois, prior to his death.