A Veteran New York Post Reporter

Yaron Steinbuch brought with him to the tabloid close to three decades of experience.

YaronSteinbuchTwitterPicSometimes, it’s the byline that catches the eye as much as the story.

We recently landed on a New York Post item about one of the survivors of that horrible November plane crash in Colombia, taking to the soccer field anew. The piece was written by Yaron Steinbuch (pictured), a reporter whose name we remembered seeing on another recent Post dispatch. And so, we wound our way this time over to his bio:

A native of Israel, Yaron served as a gunner and, later, combat medic in the Artillery Corps of the Israel Defense Forces. He also lived for a combined 12 years in Genoa, Italy, and Accra, Ghana. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew and Italian. Yaron holds a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from New York University and a master’s degree (with honors) from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also is an FAA-licensed pilot, a black belt in taekwondo and a PADI-certified advanced scuba rescue diver.

That’s a far cry from many of the millennials doing rewrite duty these days. Before coming to the Post in the fall of 2014, Steinbuch spent a combined 27 years at Westchester County’s Journal News and its precursor, Gannett Suburban Newspapers. Check out some of his other stories here.

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@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.