Chuck Green, Bureau Chief and Former AP Correspondent, Dies at 82

Updated On 13 Feb, 2019 Published On

Chuck Green, the chief of bureau in Detroit and former Associated Press foreign correspondent, died on Tuesday, February 12. He was 82.

As for the cause of death, sources confirmed that Green died of a blood disorder at his home in Ypsilanti, southwest of Detroit.

Houston native Green worked for the Associated Press from 1960 to 1984. He also worked in bureaus in numerous cities including Mexico City, Venezuela, Caracas and Albany, New York.

He was hired as a correspondent in Houston, Texas in 1960, later working on AP's World desk in New York before he moved to Mexico City.

He was the one who reported the passing of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby in Dallas in 1963.

Green launched and managed Florida International University's Central American Journalism Program and led the project from for a decade from 1988 to 1998.

Green is survived by his wife, Sylvia, a daughter, Catherine Huebner; sons Timothy GreenCharles H. Green and M. Sean Green; and a sister, Bettye Green Peterson.

Rest in Peace Chuck Green!

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