Youngstown Press Club Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four distinguished Mahoning Valley journalists will be inducted into the Youngstown Press Club Hall of Fame in September, the club announced Monday.

The inductees are Dennis B. Mangan, retired Vindicator editorial page editor; Emily Webster Love, former associate metro editor at The Tribune Chronicle; Gerry Ricciutti, senior reporter at WKBN and WYTV; and the late Ann N. Przelomski, who was managing editor of The Vindicator.

The inductions will take place at the press club’s Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Stambaugh Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Mangan, who joined The Vindicator as a reporter in 1971, had a 41-year tenure at the newspaper and served as assistant state editor, Trumbull editor, assistant city editor and city editor before becoming editorial page editor.

Love began her newspaper career as a proofreader at The Tribune Chronicle. She then worked briefly for a Warren advertising agency before joining The Vindicator in 1968 as a Warren Bureau reporter. She returned to The Tribune Chronicle in 1987 as a feature writer, associate metro editor and copy editor. 

Love later became executive editor of The Town Crier weekly newspaper and an outside contractor for USA Today’s Life, Money and News desks. After that, she spent more than a decade at the Vic Rubenstein marketing firm. Her journalism career continues today as she remotely covers news for a small weekly newspaper in southwestern Virginia’s coal fields. 

Gerry Ricciutti has worked in local television news here for 35 years. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Sharpsville, he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from Penn State University in 1982. From March to December 2007, he was managing editor and acting news director at WYTV.

Przelomski joined The Vindicator in 1942. She was a reporter, rewrite person, assistant city editor, city editor and managing editor. She was the first female assistant city editor, city editor and managing editor at the newspaper. She retired in 1988 and died in 2001 at age 82. Przelomski’s father, Ernest “Nemo” Nemenyi, was the longtime industrial editor at The Vindicator.

Also at the banquet, the press club will present its medal of merit to Mary Beth Earnheardt, a former club executive director, for her work in reestablishing the press club in 2018 and guiding it in the years that followed.

Earnheardt is the chairwoman of Youngstown State University’s communication department and a professor in the Anderson Journalism Program. She teaches communication law, journalism history and content creation and has published articles and book chapters on war reporting, political motives and the First Amendment.

Pictured at top: From left are Dennis Mangan, Emily Webster Love, Gerry Ricciutti and Ann Przelomski.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.