CHICAGO – Loyal Gould, a former Associated Press foreign correspondent who later chaired journalism programs at Ohio State, Wichita State and Baylor universities, has died.
Yanling Li (YAN'-ling lee), his wife of 12 years, says Gould died of kidney cancer on Sept. 8 at his home in Chicago. He was 86.
Born in 1927 in Chicago, the World War II, U.S. Navy veteran studied in Germany and Switzerland before graduating from Florida State University.
Gould was an AP foreign news editor in New York and foreign correspondent from 1958 to 1965. He made hourly reports from Berlin as the Berlin Wall was built.
After working a year for NBC News in Europe and Asia, he entered academia.