Bill Gallo is a famed cartoonist and newspaperman for the “New York Daily News”.
Gallo resumed his career with the Daily News after serving in WWII. He also attended Columbia University and later the School of Visual Arts, under the GI Bill of Rights. In 1960, Gallo was transferred to the Sports Department of the newspaper, where he began doing sports cartoons.
Gallo’s cartoons were a favorite of New York sport fans. He developed the well-known characters of ‘Basement Bertha’ and ‘Yuchie’.
Gallo, who is also a columnist, received the James J. Walker Award from the Boxing Writers Association, and the Champions Award from the Downtown Athletic Club. He was also inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He also received the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. Gallo was also awarded the Page One Journalism Award from the New York Newspaper Guild 20 times, the Power of Printing Award, the Elzie Segar Award (as outstanding Cartoonist in 1975), and the Achievement Award for Alumni from the School of Visual Arts. He also received the National Cartoonist Society Sports Cartoon Award for 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1988.