Bio stories of the six inductees.

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During his 30-plus year newspaper career, Bob Palermini transformed his role from journalist to technology leader at newspapers ranging from a…

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In high school, Mark Ridolfi ran a vending box route for the Indianapolis News, an afternoon paper with an avid following.

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Barry Rozner knows he has a sports fan's dream job. The Daily Herald columnist, Chicago radio host and book author has enjoyed a front-row sea…

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Eileen Norris may not be famous, but she could write the book on successfully managing a journalism career and parenthood.

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Barry Stark has the distinction of staying around NIU longer than almost any other Northern Star Hall of Famer. Barry spent four years as an u…

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Family connection is the reason why Maria became a Northern Star "guru."

Hall Of Fame

From left: Marcus Leshock, 2011 Outstanding Young Alumni Award; and Hall of Fame inductees Maria Phillips McCarthy, Barry Stark, Bob Palermini…