Pablo Guzman, a prominent reporter who covered New York City news for decades, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 73 in Westchester County, CBS New York reported on Monday.
One of the best-known faces of local television in the five boroughs, at the time of his death – Sunday morning – Guzman was working as a senior reporter for CBS. He devoted more than thirty years to politics, crime, and social evolutions in the Big Apple.
After graduating from Bronx High School of Science, he attended State University of New York at Old Westbury. He then founded the Young Lords, a New York-based revolutionary Puerto Rican group.
Guzman’s career in journalism started in 1984, when he began working at WNEW-TV Channel 5, and in 1992, he transferred to WNBC. A few years later, he moved to CBS 2, where he spent almost 16 years. Over the course of his career, he contributed to a number of magazines, such as the New York Daily News, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Village Voice.
“CBS New York is mourning the loss of Pablo Guzmán, a legendary voice in New York journalism, and a friend and colleague to many of us”, the network said in a statement. “Pablo loved being a journalist, and many would argue he was one of the best street reporters in New York City. His own story was was really something else. New York City made Pablo Guzmán who he was. He was just like it: Brilliant, tough, with a tender side, too.”