NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Jerry Nachman was a newsman’s newsman.
In his unparalleled career, he enjoyed award-winning success in highly noticeable jobs in newspaper and broadcast. But his first big job was at WCBS.READ MORE: Got An Ant Problem? Expert Explains Reasons For Recent Surge And Offers Prevention Tips
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The Brooklyn native was born to lead. He started as a reporter and rose to run newsrooms on channels two and four. He later became editor in chief for the New York Post.READ MORE: Connecticut Becomes 19th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
“What was happening on the streets in the neighborhoods was where Jerry’s news heart was, and he imbued that in both radio and television newsrooms across the city,” anchor Dave Maresh recalls.
Nachman died much too young in 2004. His New York Times obituary said he combined the scrappiness of city streets with the vocabulary of a professor.MORE NEWS: NYC Primary: All Eyes On City's Economic Recovery As Voters Decide All 5 Borough President Positions
“Of all the people of his era, almost nobody was as New York,” says Maresh.