The photo caption at the top of the Web version of today’s LA Times “Column One” article says it all: ‘David Perlman sits at his desk at the San Francisco Chronicle, where he has been a reporter for 63 years.’

Sixty-three years! That means than when the now 94-year-old science editor first started at the paper, Albert Einstein was still alive. Perlman has definitely managed to keep a sense of humor about it all; here for example is what he told some Exploratorium museum staff as LAT’s San Francisco bureau chief Maria L. La Ganga followed him around:

She’s “doing a story about the oldest living reporter — me,” Perlman told the amused museum staff. “She has to be done before I die…”

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