Gabe Pressman, American journalist, Died at 93

  Media, Writer

Gabriel Stanley Pressman was born on February 14, 1924 and died on June 23, 2017.

He was an American journalist who was a reporter for WNBC-TV in New York City for more than 50 years.

Pressman 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.

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

He was 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.

He got married to Emma Mae Kracht from 1953 until their divorce in 1967.

The couple had a son, Mark, and daughters Elizabeth and Margaret.

During 1972, Pressman married Vera Elisabeth Olsen, a psychotherapist, with whom he had another son, Michael.

Pressman had eight grandchildren.

He died in his sleep at his home in Manhattan.

Gabe Pressman passed away at 93 years old.