Rick Selvin arrived at the Daily News in 1980 to apply for a job. When he got to then-managing editor Zack Stalberg’s office, he hesitated at the door.
“I’m really sorry,” Rick said.
“What are you sorry about?” Zack inquired.
“Well, I usually wear a necktie to these interviews,” Rick said, “but my tie was frozen in the trunk of my car when it got wet and when I tried to put it on, it broke.”
Zack, recognizing a guy who would surely become a true Daily News character, hired him on the spot.
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