Longtime Seattle journalist Alex Tizon dies

Alex Tizon (Photo by the University of Oregon.)

Sad news to hear that longtime Seattle journalist Alex Tizon died Thursday night at age 57. Mr. Tizon, who was born in the Philippines and immigrated as a young child with his family, was a reporter at the Seattle Times for 17 years, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on a federal housing program for Native Americans. He also was Seattle bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times from 2003 to 2008 and wrote “Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self,” about Asian male identity.

Since 2011, he had been a journalism professor at University of Oregon.

Our condolences go out to Alex Tizon’s family, friends and colleagues.

The Seattle Times posted a news obituary on Saturday night.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue. Flowers may be sent to the church, or donations can be made to the Asian American Journalists Association.

Correction: the original headline on this post incorrectly stated Alex Tizon’s age. This post also added information on Alex Tizon’s memorial service.

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