Gabe Pressman

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Birthday
14, 1924
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 23, 2017 (93)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1924
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jun 23, 2017 (93)

About

Famous as a pioneer of American broadcast journalism, Pressman had a more than six-decade career with WNBC and won numerous Emmy Awards. At one point in his career, he served as president of the New York Press Club.  

Before Fame

After earning a bachelor's degree from New York University, he attended Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He fought in World War II and worked as a newspaper and radio reporter before beginning his television career in the mid-1950s. 

Trivia

His coverage of the lives of homeless New Yorkers earned him several Emmys, as well as a Peabody Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Family Life

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, he remained in his home city throughout his life. His first marriage resulted in three children.

Associated With

He personally interviewed President Harry S. Truman, actress Marilyn Monroe, and even Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.