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Longtime Daily Pilot Sports Reporter Honored

Well look at this, some pleasant news coming out of the Costa Mesa area for a change–instead of the typical full-scale class war. The Newport-Mesa Unified school board just voted to honor former Daily Pilot sports editor Roger Carlson by naming Newport Harbor High School’s football press box after him.

“I’m overwhelmed. To have my name assigned with a Newport-Unified school district field is something that doesn’t come around very often,” Carlson told his former paper. “I’m very honored by it, and I have a lot of people to thank.”

Carlson got his start as a freelancer for the Pilot back in 1964 and covered local sports for the paper for more than 40 years. He spent his last 15 years with the paper as sports editor.

All you young, aspiring newspaper journos take notice. This will never happen to you. Never.

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