Sad news to hear that longtime Seattle journalist Alex Tizon died Thursday night at age 57. Mr. Tizon, who was born in the Philippines and immigrated as a young child with his family, was a was a reporter at the Seattle Times for 17 years, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on a federal housing program for Native Americans. He also was Seattle bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times from 2003 to 2008 and wrote “Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self,” about Asian male identity.
Since 2011, he had been a journalism professor at University of Oregon.
Our condolences go out to Alex Tizon’s family, friends and colleagues.
The Seattle Times posted a news obituary on Saturday night.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue. Flowers may be sent to the church, or donations can be made to the Asian American Journalists Association.
Featured photo: Alex Tizon, center, at a journalism workshop in 1991 with fellow instructors, Gary Settle, at left, and Ignacio Lobos. (Betty Udesen, courtesyThe Seattle Times)
Correction: the original headline on this post incorrectly stated Alex Tizon’s age. This post also added information on Alex Tizon’s memorial service.