New York journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

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(Photo Credit: NBC New York) (Photo Credit: NBC New York)

NEW YORK (AP) - Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman has died at the age of 93.

Pressman's longtime employer, NBC New York, announced his death Friday on Twitter.

Pressman launched his six-decade broadcast career after stints at New Jersey's Newark Evening News and the New York World Telegram And Sun.

He covered the 1956 sinking of the Italian oceanliner Andrea Doria; reports from Israel; riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention; and countless politicians.

He starred for years at Inner Circle, a charity show that pokes fun at politics.

Pressman graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism.

The New York State Broadcasters Association inductee started working at WRCA radio in 1954. He went to WRCA's television side, now WNBC, in 1956.

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