Gabe Pressman, his full name was Gabriel Stanley Pressman. he was senior correspondent for WNBC TV and Dean of Newyork TV. He chased So many breaking news, celebrities interviews, politics, parade and many more for more than 60 years. Now, He’s Died. he was 93 years old and was living in Manhattan.
His Death Confirmed by his channel, NBC-4 Newyork.
A profound, matinee-idol anchorman he was not. But to generations of mayors, governors and ordinary New Yorkers, he was Gabe: the short, rumpled, pushy guy from Channel 4 who seemed always on the scene, elbowing his way to the front and jabbing his microphone in the face of a witness or a big shot.
Pressman was known as New York’s first TV reporter, an intrepid force who was among the early reporters to bring his own camera crew out of the studio to offer live on the scene reports on everything from fires to murders to natural and man-made disasters. He interviewed generations of New York leaders as well as national and international figures ranging from Fidel Castro to Golda Meir. He covered seminal events in the life of his native city ranging from the arrival of the Beatles in 1964 to the great power blackouts of 1965 and 1977 to the devastation of 9/11.
Credited with being the first television reporter in New York, Pressman called NBC 4 New York home for more than half a century. He is survived by his wife, four children and eight grandchildren. “This is an incredibly sad day for the WNBC family. Gabe Pressman was a television icon who served our viewers for more than 50 years,” Eric Lerner, WNBC president and general manager, said in a statement. “He was truly one of a kind and represented the very best in television news reporting