Larry Platt: Brenner is back in town, performing tomorrow night, and walking down memory lane. Before more "Tonight Show" appearances than any guest in the show's history, Brenner's story rose from these very streets.
WE SEEM to be overwhelmed of late with stories of lawmen who are alleged to have broken the law, a phenomenon examined today by Dave Gambacorta in our cover story. Sadly, the trend isn't new to these pages. Reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker won the Pulitzer Prize last year for their coverage of police corruption. And columnist Marc Lamont Hill recently recounted in the Daily News his own experience of "driving while black."
A well-known author, magazine and newspaper editor, media executive and national pundit, Larry Platt was the editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philadelphia Daily News until May 23, 2012. Prior to taking the helm at the Daily News in early 2011, Platt was Editorial Director of Metrocorp Publishing, overseeing all editorial personnel and content for the 100-employee publisher of nine titles, including flagship Philadelphia and Boston magazines, respectively.
He is the author of three books: Keepin' It Real: A Turbulent Season at the Crossroads with the NBA, New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete, and Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson.
Platt is 47 and lives in Ardmore, PA, with his wife, Bet, a second-grade school teacher.