Beloved New York City Journalist Pablo Guzmán Passes Away at the Age of 73November 28, 2023
Pablo Guzmán, journalist and New York native, died at 73. He covered crime, local politics, the courts and “his beloved New York Yankees.” CBS New York confirmed his death on Monday. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said, “Pablo Guzmán was a son of the Bronx. Our city is a better place because of the work he did and he will be truly missed. Rest in peace.”
A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Guzmán founded the Young Lords, a predominantly Puerto Rican revolutionary party based in New York. He worked newspaper and radio jobs before landing a gig at WNEW-TV Channel 5 in 1984. Guzmán moved to WNBC in 1992, and then settled at CBS 2, where he worked for 16 years.
He was celebrated for his local coverage and reported on 9/11 and had an interest in New York gangsters, particularly Gambino family crime boss John Gotti. Guzmán also wrote for the Village Voice, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and the New York Daily News.
Guzmán leaves behind his wife Debbie, children Angela and Daniel, and his mother Sally.