Journalist, TV Personality
1923 – 2011
Who was Bob Young?
Robert H. "Bob" Young was a television news journalist for ABC News. He served as the anchor of The ABC Evening News from October 1967 to May 1968. Young's most noteworthy broadcast took place on April 4, 1968, when he anchored ABC's coverage of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
After leaving ABC, Young went to WCBS-TV in New York City where he anchored the 11:00 p.m. newscast until 1971. He later returned to radio news anchoring at New York's all-news WINS, NBC Radio News and UPI Audio. He then turned to public relations work.
Young died on January 19, 2011 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, at the age of 87.
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