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Longtime New York City Newsman Bob Teague Dies at 84

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    Newsman Bob Teague (Courtesy Photo)
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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.

WNBC says Teague died Thursday. Teague's widow, Jan, told The New York Times that he suffered from T-cell lymphoma.

Teague joined the station in 1963 after starting his career at the Milwaukee Journal.
Soon after joining the local NBC station in 1963, he became correspondent for "Harlem: Test for the North." It was an hour-long program started after riots broke out in the neighborhood. He also covered other minority communities during the tumultuous 1960s.

WNBC calls Teague a broadcast pioneer with a passion for news and serving his New York viewers.

Teague was the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction.