Democratic National Convention (1968)

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

Gabe Pressman, an Emmy-winning journalist who still relished going to work at the age of 93, died in his sleep early Friday at a Manhattan hospital.

"This is an incredibly sad day for the WNBC family," said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of the station where Pressman worked for more than 50 years. "He was truly one of a kind and represented the very best in television news reporting."

Pressman launched his six-decade broadcast career after stints at New Jersey's Newark Evening News and the New York World Telegram and Sun. He covered the 1956 sinking of the Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria, riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the...

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