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(July 30, 1925- ) Born Charles Gerald Fraser Jr. in Boston, Massachusetts. Graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1949 with B.A. in economics; worked on student newspaper Daily Cardinal and wrote newscasts for state-owned radio station WHA. Later earned M.A. in media studies at the New School for Social Research. Began professional career as reporter for New York Amsterdam News (1952-56); covered education and the criminal justice system. Received National Newspaper Publishers Association award for eyewitness report of a 1954 electrocution in Sing Sing. Edited military equipment manuals and a newspaper published by Building Service Employees Union, Local 144; wrote articles for Caribbean publications on United Nations activities. From 1963 to 1967 worked on New York Daily News national and foreign news desk; reported for Daily News on Alabama a year after the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march. Moved to New York Times in 1967 as metropolitan staff reporter; later worked on Times's cultural news staff, writing columns in the daily paper, the weekly television guide, and the Sunday Book Review. Taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Beginning in 1991 joined Earth Times, a monthly focused on United Nations environmental and international development activities; has reported from every continent except Australia. Lives in New York City.