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WNBC-TV journalist Gabe Pressman questions Malcolm X in 1964

New York City journalist Gabe Pressman passed away Friday (June 23) at the age of 93, WNBC-TV confirmed. Pressman, a graduate of NYU and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, moved from print media to broadcast journalism early in his career.

He spent more than 60 of his 70 years as a journalist reporting for WNBC-TV in New York City. Known as an outspoken supporter of Israel, he interviewed every American president from Harry S. Truman to Bill Clinton, and countless world leaders, winning 11 Emmy Awards in the process. He continued working to the day that he died.


Pressman passed away in his sleep at his home in Manhattan.

Born and raised in the Bronx, he was the son of Jewish immigrants Benjamin Pressman of Austria and Lena Rifkin Pressman of Russia. His younger brother Paul, a psychiatrist, predeceased him in 2003.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.