Jacobo Zabludovsky, Mexican news anchor, Died at 87


Jacobo Zabludovsky Kraveski was born on May 24, 1928, and died on July 2, 2015.

He was a Mexican journalist.

Jacobo was the first anchorman in Mexican television and his TV news program, 24 Horas (24 Hours) was for decades the most important in the country.

Jacobo was born in 1928 in Mexico City to Polish Jewish immigrants.

He was the brother of Abraham Zabludovsky (1924-2003), a famous architect.

Jacobo was a well-known anchor man hosting 24 Horas, the main news program on the popular Televisa network between 1970 and 1998.

Owing to the nonconfrontational approach of the network, the programme was perceived as partisan and supportive of the government.

In 1998, citing a desire to cut down his workload and ill-health, he retired from presenting 24 Horas, which also came to an end with his departure, marking the end of an era in Mexican journalism.

After leaving 24 Horas, Jacobo worked on special newscasts and documentaries.

However, in 2000, he resigned from the Televisa network following the resignation of his son, Abraham, who also worked for Televisa.

Jacobo claimed that his son had been overlooked for the position of night-time news anchor and that he was resigning out of solidarity with him.

Jacobo died of a stroke caused by dehydration at the age of 87 in Mexico City on the morning of July 2, 2015.

He was buried at Mexico City’s Israelite (Jewish) Cemetery that afternoon.

Jacobo is survived by his wife Sara and three children.