TV Journalist Mark Schwed Dies at 52

Mark Schwed Was Feature Writer for The Palm Beach Post , Previously Worked with TV Guide , Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
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Longtime television journalist Mark Schwed passed away Thursday at his home in Florida at age 52.

The cause of his death was not reported.

Schwed, a feature writer for The Palm Beach Post, had previously worked at TV Guide for 11 years and, prior to that, was a TV critic for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.

"Mark had a great instinct for what we call the quick-turn human-interest story," said Jan Tuckwood, associate editor of The Palm Beach Post, in that newspaper’s obituary. "When Hillary Clinton got emotional on the campaign trail a few weeks ago, I called Mark at 8:30 a.m. and told him we had to tear up the Accent section and write about it. He responded: 'I've already got the story half-done.''"

A New York native, Schwed is survived by his mother, Joan Schwed; sisters Paula and Laura; and brothers Craig, Stephen and Lloyd.

Information from a story in The Palm Beach Post was used in this report.