Teague, One of NYC’s 1st Black TV Newsmen, Dies

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  • 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.

    Teague, who lived in Monmouth Junction, N.J., died Thursday, WNBC said. His widow, Jan, told The New York Times that he suffered from T-cell lymphoma.

    Teague was a veteran newspaper reporter who had worked at The Milwaukee Journal and The New York Times when he joined New York’s NBC affiliate in 1963.

    At WNBC, he became a correspondent for “Harlem: Test for the North,” an hourlong program started after riots broke out in the 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 information about what the beautiful people are doing?” Teague wrote in a 1982 book, “Live and Off-Color: News Biz.”

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