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Ernest Stern Leiser

Ernest Stern Leiser, American journalist. Decorated Bronze Star, Croix de Guerre; recipient Sigma Delta Chi award for television reporting, 1956, Peabody awards for television reporting and producing, 1956, 77, Ohio State awards, 1969, 77, National Academy television Arts and Sciences award, 1968-1971. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Background

  • Leiser, Ernest Stern was born on February 26, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Monroe Felsenthal and Gertrude (Stern) Leiser.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Chicago, 1941.

    Career

    • Reporter City News Bureau Chicago, 1941. Assistant picture editor Chicago Herald-American, 1941-1942, 46. Correspondent Overseas News Agency, 1947-1952.

      Successively correspondent, producer, director television news, executive producer Columbia Broadcasting System News, New York City, 1953-1972, senior producer, producer bicentennial coverage, special reports, 1975-1979, vice president special events and political coverage, 1979-1981, vice president, deputy director news, 1981-1985. Executive producer ABC News, New York City, 1972-1975. Senior fellow Gannett Center for Media Studies, 1987-1988.

    Works

    • Author: This is Germany, 1950. Contributor articles to magazines.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Thomas Camp, October 26, 1946. Children: Nancy, Shelley, Nicholas.
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    Died November 26, 2002
    (aged 81)
    • 1941
      University Chicago
    • 1941
      Reporter City News Bureau Chicago
    • 1941 - 1942
      assistant, picture editor Chicago Herald-American
    • 1947 - 1952
      correspondent Overseas News Agency
    • 1953 - 1972
      successively correspondent
    • 1972 - 1975
      executive, producer American Broadcasting Company News
    • 1987 - 1988
      senior, fellow Gannett Center for Media Studies
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