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David Franz Schoenbrun, American broadcaster, author. Decorated Croix de Guerre, Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur'Honneur (France). With Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Anglo-American Press Club of Paris (past president), University Club, American Club (Paris), National Press Club, Overseas Press Club.

Background

Schoenbrun, David Franz was born on March 15, 1915 in New York City. Son of Max and Lucy (Cassirer) Schoenbrun.

Education

Bachelor, City College of New York, 1934.

Career

After the war he worked for CBS from 1947 to 1964, serving primarily as the network's bureau chief in Paris, where he met and interviewed the President Charles de Gaulle a number of times. He was part of a second generation of reporters known as Murrow's Boys. From the 1960s through the s, he served as a news analyst for WNEW Radio in New York (now WBBR) and other Metromedia broadcast properties, and later for crosstown WPIX Television and its Independent Network News operation.

In the mid-1970s, he served as a foreign affairs analyst for a short-lived public television channel in Los Angeles. He is the author of On and Off the Air, a personal account of the history of CBS News through the 1970s. Schoenbrun also wrote several books concerning World-War-II-era France and other works drawn from his experiences as a newsman.

Achievements

  • He began his career teaching French and in World War 2 served as a war correspondent from North Africa through to the liberation of France, for which he was decorated with the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour. In 1959 Schoenbrun received the Alfred I. duPont Award.

Works

Membership

With Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Anglo-American Press Club of Paris (past president), University Club, American Club (Paris), National Press Club, Overseas Press Club.

Connections

Son of Max and Lucy (Cassirer) S. M. Dorothy Scher, September 23, 1938. 1 daughter, Lucy.

father:
Max Schoenbrun

mother:
Lucy (Cassirer) Schoenbrun

spouse:
Dorothy Scher