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educator , broadcaster , reporter

Elie Abel, Canadian, American reporter, broadcaster, educator. Recipient George Foster Peabody award for outstanding radio news, 1968; Overseas Press Club award for best interpretation of foreign news, 1969. Member Council Foreign Relations, Cosmos Club (Washington).


Abel, Elie was born on October 17, 1920 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of Jacob and Rose (Savetsky) Abel.


Bachelor of Arts, McGill University, 1941;Doctor of Laws, McGill University, 1971;Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1942;Doctor of Laws, University Western Ontario, 1976.


Reporter, Windsor (Ontario) Star, 1941;assistant city editor, Montreal Gazette, 1945-1946;foreign correspondent, North America Newspaper Alliance, Berlin, 1946-1947;United Nations correspondent, Overseas News Agency, 1947-1949;national, foreign correspondent, New York Times, 1949-1959;Washington bureau chief, Detroit News, 1959-1961;with, NBC, 1961-1969;chief London bureau, NBC, 1965-1967;diplomatic correspondent, NBC News, Washington, 1967-1969;Godfrey Lowell Cabot professor, also dean, Graduate School Journalism, Columbia University, New York City, 1969-1979;Harry and Norman Chandler professor, Stanford University, 1979-1991. Board Governors American Stock Exchange, 1974-1978.


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    • Author: The Missile Crisis, 1966, (with Marvin Kalb) Roots of Involvement, The United States in Asia 1784-1971, 1971, (with Averell Harriman) Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946, 1975, Leaking: Who Does It? Who Benefits? At What Cost?, 1987, The Shattered Bloc: Behind the Upheaval in Eastern Europe, 1990. Editor: What's News: The Media in American Society, 1981.


Member Council Foreign Relations, Cosmos Club (Washington).


Children: Mark, Suzanne. Married Charlotte Page Abel, July 2, 1995.

Jacob Abel

Rose (Savetsky) Abel

Charlotte Page Abel

Mark Abel

Suzanne Abel