Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trails Blazed Regis Bobonis Sr. Was a Tireless Advocate

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trails Blazed Regis Bobonis Sr. Was a Tireless Advocate

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The name Regis Bobonis Sr. should be familiar to many Pittsburghers. The Sewickley resident, who died late last month at 91, was the first African-American reporter hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Before that, Mr. Bobonis, a Duquesne University graduate, distinguished himself as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Courier. Because of the skills he acquired in print journalism beginning at age 13, Mr. Bobonis was able to carve out a career in local television news before moving on to a career in public relations.

During World War II, Mr. Bobonis served his country as a Navy petty officer 3rd class. Decades later, he would serve his fellow WWII vets by highlighting the courageous service of the Western Pennsylvania contingent of the Tuskegee Airmen. While working for the Daniel B. Matthews Historical Society, Mr. Bobonis learned that five of the heroic African-American airmen were Sewickley natives. …

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