Legendary NYC Reporter Pablo Guzmán Dies From Heart Attack At 73
Legendary NYC news reporter Pablo Guzmán died Sunday from a heart attack. He was 73.
Pablo Guzmán, the venerable New York news reporter, died November 26 from a heart attack, according to the Daily Mail. He was 73.
His enduring presence in the field spanned decades, during which he immersed himself in the intricacies of the city’s politics, crime narratives, and historical transformations. Fondly referred to as “the Son of the Bronx,” Guzmán led a life dedicated to the people of New York City.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, expressing condolences on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, remembered Guzmán as someone who fearlessly spoke truth to power, holding leaders accountable. Adams hailed Guzmán’s contributions, stating, “Our city is a better place because of the work he did, and he will be truly missed. Rest in peace.”
Guzmán’s recent role as a senior correspondent for CBS highlighted his enduring dedication to journalism. He started out as a reporter for WNEW-TV, Channel 5. In 1992, during his days at NBC, he won an Emmy for his reporting on the murder of an NYPD officer. Guzmán worked at CBS 2 for approximately 16 years, engaging with luminaries like Spike Lee, Robert De Niro, Sting, Carlos Santana, and John Fogerty.
However, Guzman’s legacy didn’t start with journalism. He co-founded the Young Lords, a transformative Puerto Rican street gang turned civil rights group that advocated for causes ranging from Puerto Rican independence to local community change.
“I never knew what was going to come out of his mouth,” Guzmán’s colleague, Cindy Hsu said. Pablo was so original and is going to be missed. He knew everybody.”
News director Sarah Burke emphasized Guzmán’s ability to bring out “the best in people,” earning their trust. CBS 2 reporter Tony Aiello also paid tribute, calling Guzmán as the “real deal… whose reporting pulsated with vitality earned on the streets of El Barrio.”
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