Victor worked with Gannett newspapers for 10 years in Rochester, N.Y., and Bridgewater, N.J., as a reporter, editorial writer and editorial page editor. He covered the democracy movement and Tiananmen Square crackdown in China for his newspaper and Gannett News Service.
After earning a master’s degree in international affairs degree from Columbia University, he was publications director and liaison to the U.N. Correspondents Association for the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Victor has served for 15 years as a mentor for foreign journalists visiting or working at the Post-Gazette. Many come on short-term assignments, but every year a foreign journalist spends five months in the Post-Gazette newsroom under the auspices of Alfred Friendly Press Partners.