Ex-Newsday columnist Robert Reno,72, dies in Miami

July 7, 2012 - 5:36 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Former Newsday columnist Robert Reno, the brother of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, has died in Miami. He was 72.

Another sister, Maggy Hurchalla, says her brother died Saturday at the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Reno's column ran in Newsday's business section. He worked at The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, La., and The Miami Herald before joining Newsday in 1968. His final column ran in 2003.

He was a third-generation newspaperman. His parents wrote for The Miami Herald and the Miami News and a grandfather was a photographer for the Herald.