According to the bio on Wikipedia: "Alan Bonnell Hathway was an editor at Newsday, a daily newspaper for the Long Island suburbs of New York City, from the early 1940s until 1970. He began as city editor, then became managing editor and eventually executive editor. He was often characterized as an old-style newspaperman similar to those in the play The Front Page.
In the 1930s and 1940s, Hathway was also a pulp fiction writer. He wrote several Doc Savage novels under the pseudonym Kenneth Robeson in the early 1940s."