Saul Freidman - Newsday
Newsday columnist Saul Friedman

Saul Friedman

Saul Friedman, a Brooklyn native who attended New York public schools, founded his column, "Gray Matters," in 1996 after more than 40 years as a reporter for the Houston (Texas) Chronicle, Knight-Ridder Newspapers and Newsday, covering beats ranging from the county courthouse to the White House, as well as foreign affairs and a couple of wars. "Gray Matters" is one of the first columns of its kind, covering the political, economic and social issues affecting older Americans. Friedman considers himself an advocate for his readers and calls his column a survival guide for men and women of a certain age. He knows whereof he speaks, for Friedman is in his seventies and still going strong.