Presenter and former host of the program Like It Is on WABC-TV in New York, a program that dealt with African-American issues.
He matriculated from City College of New York before starting his career.
He helped make the show, Like It Is, a success after having worked on the program for over 40 years.
He died at 80 years-old after complications from a stroke.
Both he and inventor Patricia Bath were born in Harlem.