Ahmad Berry, a well-respected Arab-American journalist, left us to be with the Lord this week after two and a half years of illness. We present our condolences to his respected family and to the entire journalism family in Michigan.
Berry, who was born in Lebanon, was a pioneer in the Arab-American media and served as a connection between the old and new world for Arab immigrants in Michigan.
Berry immigrated to Michigan at the age of 16. He joined the U.S. Army and worked for Ford Motor Co., but in 1989, he established his own television show to connect the Arab American community with what was going on in the Middle East. He became the producer of the Arab Time Television that aired in the Dearborn Area. Mr.
I came to know Mr. Berry by accident. He called me two years ago, seeking to start a television station in the community. We met a few times, and I was very impressed with his professionalism and his passion to serve the community.
Berry is one of several media personalities who work tirelessly to tell the Arab American story. If you want to honor his legacy, you should support his dream of establishing an active television station and supporting local media that would tell the narrative of the Arab-American community.
Berry will be missed by the entire community.