Henry Fuhrmann is one of the nicest and most powerful people you’ll ever meet.
At the Times he is an Asst. Managing Editor which may not seem much to you and me, but it secretly means he is one of the most important people at the paper and one of the big chiefs. In Hollywood he’d be called a “suit”. In business he’d be a VP.
In high school he’d be your BFF.
Basically he oversees the Copy Editors of which he is an excellent one and an even better manager. For me he was a beautiful resource and someone who I leaned on when we’d have to figure out how we’d handle describing Anthony Weiner’s junk and book titles like “Go the Fuck to Sleep”.
Ridiculously open-minded and friendly, with always an eye for better word choice(s)(?), one would think that the author of the clumsily written busblog would get along so well with the Word Czar, but we did, wonderfully.
As I understood it, yesterday he found out that I landed on my feet at KPCC and this morning he took a picture of his Emoticon Mood Dealie on his desk and gave me this little tribute on his Facebook page which totally warmed my heart.
Thanks Henry — for everything. Especially that