Roger Emilio Hernández passed away Saturday morning, September 6. He was 53. He was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist with King Features Inc, and wrote for several newspapers including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Enquirer, and the Jersey Journal. He is also the author of the book “Cubans in America,” which he described as “an illustrated history of the Cuban presence in the United States.”
Roger was born in Havannah, Cuba. His family immigrated to the United States in 1964, settling in New York. A graduate of Rutgers University, he had been teaching journalism at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark for the last ten years. He also had a blog, which focused “on Hispanic issues and on what’s next in Cuba.” His last entry was August 22.
He is survived by his wife, WNYW-TV news director Dianne Doctor, and two children.