Herbert Eugene Caen was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on, social and political happenings, local anecdotes, and insider gossip appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years, except during a relatively short stint at the San Francisco Examiner. Caen's name was a household word throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for decades. He won a Pulitzer Prize the year before he died. Born in Sacramento, Caen came to prominence with his It's News to Me column, which first appeared July 5, 1938 in the San Francisco Chronicle. Except for 1950 to 1958 he...
|Birthdate:||April 3, 1916|
|Date of death:||February 1, 1997|
|Also known as:||King of Three-Dot Journalism, Mr. San Francisco, Herbert Eugene Caen|