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Irving R. Levine, American commentator, dean, lecturer, writer, educator. Second lieutenant Signal corpus, United States army, 1943-1946, Philippines, Japan. Member Cosmos, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Levine, Irving R. was born on August 26, 1922 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Joseph and Emma (Raskin) Levine.


Bachelor of Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1944. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1969. Master of Science, Columbia University, New York City, 1947.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bryant College, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 1974. D.Journalism (honorary), Roger Williams College, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1988.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1992. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Northeastern University, Boston, 1993. D.Journalism (honorary), Rhode Island College, Providence, 1996.


Writer obits. Providence Journal, 1940-1943. Foreign news editor International News Service, 1947-1948. Chief Vienna (Austria) bureau, 1948-1950.

With NBC, 1950-1995, war correspondent in Korea, 1950-1952. Radio anchor World News Roundup, New York City, 1953-1954. Chief correspondent NBC, Moscow, 1955-1959, Rome, 1959-1971, London, 1967-1968, chief economics correspondent Washington, 1971-1995.

Dean emeritus College International Communications, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1995—2009. Commentator Consumer News and Business Channel Cable television affiliate service NBC television News, 1990-1996. Commentator Public Broadcasting Systems television, Nightly Business Report, since 1997.

Special writer London Times, 1955-1959. Covered assignments in Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Japan, Vietnam, Formosa, Thailand, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Algeria, Congo, Israel, Turkey, Tunisia, Greece, Yugoslavia, Union of South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland. Press group with president Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton.

Attended G-7 Economic Summits, 1975-1995. World affairs lecturer Holland American Cruise Line. 1995-1997, Cunard Cruise Line, 1998-2001, Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line, 2000-2004, Celebrity Cruise Lines, 2004-2007.

Lecturer universities, business groups, cruise ships. Writer Internet World Traveler Column, 1997-1999. Moderator Business Update television Program, Florida television programs, 1998-1999.

National spokesperson First Penn-Pacific Life Insurance Company, 1997-1999. Anchor Business Trends television program, 2000.



Second lieutenant Signal corpus, United States army, 1943-1946, Philippines, Japan. Member Cosmos, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Nancy Cartmell Jones, July 12, 1957. Children: Jeffrey Claybourne Bond, Daniel Rome, Jennifer Jones.

Joseph Levine

Emma (Raskin) Levine

Nancy Cartmell Jones

Jeffrey Claybourne Bond Levine

Daniel Rome Levine

Jennifer Jones Levine