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Steve Dunleavy, Brash Face of Murdoch Journalism, Dies at 81

Jun 25, 2019 - The New York Times

Steve Dunleavy, a hell-raising Australian who transfused his adrenaline into tabloid newspapers and television as a party crasher to American journalism, died on Monday at his home in Island Park, N.Y. He was 81.

His son Sean said the cause had not been determined.

Mr. Dunleavy relished his role as a mouthpiece for the media mogul Rupert Murdoch, working for him as a writer and editor at the celebrity-filled Star magazine; as an editor and right-wing columnist at The New York Post; a...