Bob Teague, one of the first African American reporters on New York televison and a stalwart of the New York airwaves beginning back in the early '60s, has died. WNBC/4 - where he worked for many years - will air an obit tonight at 6. Meanwhile, I have some statements:
“Bob was a brilliant writer and reporter. He had a gift for broadcast news,” said Gabe Pressman, Ch. 4's political anchor emeritus and long the dean of New York's TV political reporters who worked with Teague. And this from Chuck Scarborough: “Bob Teague was a superb reporter, dedicated to his profession, driven to excel and tireless in his pursuit of the truth. He was also a valuable mentor to those of us who followed in his footsteps. Bob’s achievements and integrity stand as an example for .
And a Ch. 4 statement: “Bob Teague was a broadcast pioneer with a passion for news and for serving his New York viewers. We were saddened to hear of his passing and send our most sincere condolences to his wife and the entire Teague family.”
Teague retired in '91 and lived in New Jersey (Monmouth Junction), had been suffering from cancer. He was 84.