JPPelzman, a sports writer who worked for Newsday, The Record, Asbury Park Press and Forbes and Rivals, has passed away. He was 57 years old.
The Lynbrook police station confirmed Peltzmann’s death on Thursday. No information was available on the cause of his death.
Peltzmann covered many beats, including Jet, Mets, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and his alma mater Hofstra.
Peltzmann, who lives in Lynbrook, graduated from Hofstra in 1986. After he graduated from college, he worked for the Ocean County Observer, then he attended Newsday and then Hackensack records.
Dave Rivera, an Atlantic Group regional sports editor at the USA Today Network, has been working with Pelzman for many years on The Record.
“From an editor’s point of view, JP was all you wanted from a reporter,” Rivera said. “He worked hard every day to find the most interesting story to tell, and he wrote with such passion and often with fascinating wit, so read his story. Was a lot of fun. He was always willing and enthusiastic to cover everything we asked him to do. “
Peltzmann loved to cover college basketball. Early in his career, he processed Newsday Hoffstra beats and became acquainted with young coach Jaylight before going to Villanova. When Wildcats played Seaton Hall in a Big East Conference game, Wright always stopped by to greet him.
“JP was a very nice person and a professional sports writer,” tweeted Jerry Carino, a sports writer at Asbury Park.
Neil Best of Newsday tweeted, “One of the most memorable characters I’ve met in sports writing, JP was a colleague decades ago and a friend to the end.”
JP Peltzmann veteran sports writer dies at age 57
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