Obituaries By Location
Submit an Obituary
Search By Location
Photos & Memorials
Legends & Legacies
In The News
Today In History
Grief & Support
Sympathy & Condolence Advice
How To Write An Obituary
Submit An Obituary
I'veknown Bob since our college years. He was distinguished...
- Rosanne Klass
My thoughts and prayers to the Teague family. A great...
- Pat Powers
My condolences to Adam and his family during this time of...
- John Cancel
To The Teague family, I have known Bob for the last 20...
- Stanford Mironov
I was privileged to work at WNBC for part of the time Mr....
- Jean Ford
Bob Teague (Associated Press Photo)
NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Teague, a former news anchor, reporter and producer and one of New York City's first black television journalists, has died. He was 84.
WNBC says Teague died Thursday. His widow, Jan, told The New York Times that he suffered from T-cell lymphoma.
Teague was a veteran newspaper reporter when joined New York's NBC affiliate in 1963. He previously worked at the Milwaukee Journal and The New York Times.
At WNBC, he became a correspondent for "Harlem: Test for the North," an hour-long program started after riots broke out area. He also covered other minority communities during the tumultuous 1960s.
"They felt black reporters would be invulnerable in a riot," Teague said in a 1981 interview.
Teague often subbed on NBC network news and sports programs, but he was critical of the industry that employed him.
"How can you make the decisions about your lives, your family, your business if what you are getting is in formation about what the beautiful people are doing?" Teague wrote in a 1982 book, "Live and Off-Color: News Biz."
He retired from WNBC in 1991.
Teague also was the author of several other books including "Letters to a Black Boy," addressed to his then-1-year-old son.
He wrote three works of children's fiction with titles such as "Agent K-Thirteen the Super-Spy."
WNBC anchor Chuck Scarborough said Teague was "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," Scarborough said. "Bob's achievements and integrity stand as an example for us all."
WNBC praised Teague in a statement as "a broadcast pioneer with a passion for news and for serving his New York viewers."
Copyright © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
View Guest Book
Related Memorial Sites
Donate to Charity
How To Submit An Obituary
Find Advice & Support
How to Write a Sympathy Note
Return to today's Obituaries for The Gadsden Times
Follow this Obituary
Remember on Facebook
Follow via email
*Please enter a valid email address.
Bookmark this memorial on Facebook with the My Memorials™ application. My Memorials™ helps you honor departed family members, friends, and even favorite celebrities – all on your Facebook page.
Thank you. You have now memorialized
The My Memorials Facebook app allows you to:
with memorials that are important to you.
on your memorials in your Facebook News Feed.
Share your memories
with your Facebook friends.
VIEW YOUR MY MEMORIALS PAGE
Return to Obituary
Search Obituaries & Guest Books
You are searching
Past 3 days
Past 7 days
Past 2 weeks
Past 30 days
Past 6 months
Republic of Ireland
District of Columbia
U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
All Alabama obituaries
Mobile Register and Baldwin County
St. Clair Times
The Anniston Star
The Birmingham News
The Daily Home
The Gadsden Times
The Huntsville Times
Specific Date Range:
Questions? Contact Us
© 2016 Legacy.com All Rights Reserved