Peggy Earhart Wiki
Peggy Earhart is the wife of an American editor, author, and public opinion analyst Barry Sussman. At the time of the Watergate break-in, Barry was the city news editor at The Washington Post, where he oversaw much of the Watergate reporting.
Sussman worked at a New York City advertising business after graduating from Brooklyn College with a degree in English and history in 1956. In 1960, he began his media career as a correspondent for the Bristol Herald Courier, a daily with a circulation of around 25,000 people.
After 16 months, he departed, then returned as managing editor until joining The Washington Post in 1965. With a team of 40 to 45 reporters, he was a state-suburban editor, then a DC editor.
Investigating Power, a website that covers recent American history features Sussman as one of the journalists profiled.
Sussman received a lifetime achievement award from his alma mater, Brooklyn College, in September 2011. Sussman was selected editor of the year by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild for his work on Watergate, among other honors.
Today Barry Sussman, shown here @PressClubDC with Mrs. Graham in ‘72, passed away. He was The Washington Post City Editor during Watergate so Woodward & Bernstein worked closely with him. Together they showed the world what it means to be a democracy. Need ones like them now. pic.twitter.com/2IdUn40whK
— Bill McCarren (@mccarrennews) June 4, 2022
Barry Sussman was 87 years old and his wife Peggy Earhart is around 68-75 years old.
The couple has 2 children.
How Did Barry Sussman Die?
Sussman died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage on June 1, 2022, at his home in Rockville, Maryland.
Barry Sussman, editor closest to @washingtonpost’s Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein who covered the Watergate break-in (Jun 17, 1972) and pursued scandal that led to Pres Nixon’s resignation, died on Wed Jun 1, 2022, in Rockville, MD. He was 87. @cryptokubrology @SteamshovelPres pic.twitter.com/8QhporqPPt
— Loren Coleman (@CryptoLoren) June 5, 2022