For the last 33 years, Bill Bleyer has been a reporter at Newsday. He retired this week from his post.

Bleyer, currently the vice president of the Press Club of Long Island and a former past president of the chapter, has served on the PCLI board for 30 years, making him its longest serving board member.

At Newsday, he was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for spot news coverage of the 1997 crash of TWA Flight 800. He also has taught as an adjunct professor of communications at Hofstra University.

He also won the Howard S. Dubin award is named for a longtime SPJ member who remains active with the national organization, local chapters and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the educational arm of SPJ.

Check out some photos below from Bleyer’s retirement party at Newsday …

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