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Saul Halpert

  • Birthplace: Albany, New York
  • Birthday: September 22
Date of passing: 
August 16, 2016

Obituary

Obituary: 

Saul Halpert was a Los Angeles journalist best known for his work as a local reporter and host of NBC4’s political and public affairs program News Conference.

Halpert’s career in journalism spanned more than 40 years, during which he worked for KNXT (now KCBS) and later NBC4. During that time, he reported on landmark events including the Beatles’ first visit to Los Angeles, the Baldwin Hills Dam collapse and multiple presidential election campaigns and party conventions.

After earning an associate arts degree from Los Angeles City College, Halpert served in the U.S. Army before launching a career in journalism. He worked in radio for two years, then segued to television. Soon after, he helped to found the news department at Channel 7, ABC TV, where he stayed for 16 years. While working at ABC he earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies at USC, followed by his master’s degree from UCLA.

Saul Halpert was a Los Angeles journalist best known for his work as a local reporter and host of NBC4’s political and public affairs program News Conference.

Halpert’s career in journalism spanned more than 40 years, during which he worked for KNXT (now KCBS) and later NBC4. During that time, he reported on landmark events including the Beatles’ first visit to Los Angeles, the Baldwin Hills Dam collapse and multiple presidential election campaigns and party conventions.

After earning an associate arts degree from Los Angeles City College, Halpert served in the U.S. Army before launching a career in journalism. He worked in radio for two years, then segued to television. Soon after, he helped to found the news department at Channel 7, ABC TV, where he stayed for 16 years. While working at ABC he earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies at USC, followed by his master’s degree from UCLA.

In his later years, Halpert taught broadcast journalism at USC.

Halpert died August 16, 2016, in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 93.

 

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