Gabe Pressman

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Pressman while interviewing Malcolm X in 1964

Gabriel Stanley "Gabe" Pressman (February 14, 1924 – June 23, 2017) was an American journalist. He was a reporter for WNBC-TV in New York City for more than 50 years. He was one of the pioneers of United States television news and has been credited as the first reporter to have left the studio for on-the-scene "street reporting" at major events.[1]

Career[change | change source]

His career spanned more than 60 years, covering events from the sinking of the Andrea Doria in 1956, to the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr., to the Beatles' first trip to the United States, the attempted assassination on Ronald Reagan and to the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Dubbed the "Dean of New York Journalism," he won a Peabody Award and 11 Emmys over the course of his career, and was considered a New York icon.[2][3][4]

Personal life[change | change source]

He was born in The Bronx, New York. Pressman died in his sleep at his home in Manhattan on June 23, 2017. He was 93 years old.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Abreu, Danielle (June 23, 2017). "In Pictures: Gabe Pressman's Life and Iconic Career". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  2. Mcfadden, Robert D. (June 23, 2017). "Gabe Pressman, a Dean of New York Journalism, Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  3. "Gabe Pressman, Legendary NBC New York Reporter, Dead at 93". 41NBC News. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  4. Gardner Jr, Ralph (September 1, 2015). "TV News Pioneer, at 91, Has Stories to Tell". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  5. "Longtime NYC Newsman and Bronx Native Gabe Pressman Dead at 93". NY1. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.

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