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Gabe Pressman, New York Reporter, Dies at 93

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Veteran New York broadcast journalist Gabe Pressman appears at the Friar's Club in New York, Monday, March 28, 2011. (Richard Drew/AP)

By    |   Friday, 23 Jun 2017 02:25 PM

Gabe Pressman, a New York City journalist for more than 60 years, died Friday. He was 93.

Pressman spent most of his career at WNBC-TV, where he continued to post reports on the station's social media platforms this week, Variety noted.

"This is an incredibly sad day for the WNBC family,” Eric Lerner, WNBC president and general manager, said.

“Gabe Pressman was a television icon who served our viewers for more than 50 years. He was truly one of a kind and represented the very best in television news reporting. Gabe was still coming to work and thinking about the next story. He was a treasured colleague and friend to all of us and he will be missed. We extend our deepest condolences to the Pressman family during this difficult time.”

Born in the Bronx, Pressman's career included covering everything from the Beatles first U.S Tour in 1964 to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and this year's St. Patrick’s Day parade, Variety noted.

He graduated from Columbia School of Journalism in 1947 and worked for news outlets including Newark Evening News, New York World Telegram and Sun, WRCA radio, WNBC-TV and WNEW-TV, noted Variety. He toured Europe for 15 months on a Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship from Columbia, filing reports for the Overseas News Agency.

Pressman won 11 Emmys, the Edward R. Murrow Award in 1989, a 1984 Peabody Award and a Deadline Club Award in 1983, according to New York Daily News.

"News gathering has always been a game to me, from the time I was a little boy in the Bronx," Pressman told the Daily News in 1998. "It's never been a chore. It's never been work. It's been fun. It's a daily churning, chase after history."

He is survived by his wife, four children and eight grandchildren.

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