Gordon Joseloff

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Gordon Joseloff

Gordon Joseloff

Gordon Joseloff

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: May 13, 1945
Date of Passing: November 09, 2020
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Obituary: WestportNow

Gordon F. Joseloff was an American journalist.

Joseloff worked as a correspondent and editor for United Press International. In 1975, while assigned to UPI's Moscow bureau, Joseloff covered the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, including the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. That year, he was the first U.S. network correspondent in Poland when Lech Walesa's solidarity trade union movement was created.

Joseloff spent 16 years at CBS News, starting as a writer for Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, moving on to the roles of correspondent and senior producer, and eventually serving as bureau chief for New York, Tokyo and Moscow.

Gordon F. Joseloff was an American journalist.

Joseloff worked as a correspondent and editor for United Press International. In 1975, while assigned to UPI's Moscow bureau, Joseloff covered the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, including the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. That year, he was the first U.S. network correspondent in Poland when Lech Walesa's solidarity trade union movement was created.

Joseloff spent 16 years at CBS News, starting as a writer for Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather, moving on to the roles of correspondent and senior producer, and eventually serving as bureau chief for New York, Tokyo and Moscow.

During his time in Tokyo for CBS, Joseloff reported on the major news of the day, including the Soviet shootdown of Flight 007, the Bhopal gas leak, the overthrow of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, and the death of Japanese Emperor Hirohito. In 1984, his coverage of the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi won him a shared Emmy Award. He returned from overseas in 1991 and was instrumental in coordinating CBS News' coverage of the Gulf War.

After his career at CBS News, Joseloff stayed committed to the importance of journalism, particularly in his community of Westport, Connecticut. In 2003, he created WestportNow, one of America's first community news websites. Under Joseloff's aegis, the site helped the town make significant technological leaps.

In 2005, Joseloff was elected as first selectman of Westport, a position that is the functional equivalent of mayor. He served as first selectman for over eight years until he stepped down in 2013.

Joseloff died November 9, 2020, in Westport, Connecticut. He was 75.

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