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Morton Nissan Dean, American news correspondent. Recipient United Press International Special award; Tom Phillips award, 1962; Overseas Press Club award for best interpretation foreign affairs radio, 1975. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists.

Background

Dean, Morton Nissan was born on August 22, 1935 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph and Celia (Schwartz) Dubitsky.

Education

Dean is currently a Partner at corporate and executive communications firm of M.E. Communications Partners.

Career

He also writes on a freelance basis and lectures to diverse audiences. Dean, a graduate of Emerson College, worked as a local radio and television reporter for stations in Massachusetts and New York state before joining CBS in 1967. There, he specialized in coverage of the U.S. space program, national politics and the Vietnam War.

During much of his tenure at CBS, Dean anchored weekend editions of CBS Evening News, as well as the weekday afternoon and evening editions of the 90-second Newsbreak updates (airing between programs at 3:00 and 9:00 pm). He left CBS in 1985 for Tribune Broadcasting, where he anchored the nationally syndicated INN: The Independent News as well as newscasts on Tribune's New York station WPIX. Dean joined ABC in 1988 and for several years, he anchored the newscasts on the network's Good Morning America (1993-1996). Dean also traveled extensively covering breaking stories around the world.

More recent years have witnessed Dean doing voiceover work for documentaries on A&E and The History Channel, in addition to writing a book on sports injuries. Dean is among those listed in Steve Silbiger's book, "The Jewish Phenomenon," of prominent Jewish broadcast journalists. Dean is the recipient of Emmy awards and awards from United Press International.

Works

  • book

    • Hello World!

      (If you know Morton Dean then you know what kind of book t...)

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Sten Möllerström) Hello World, 1978. Also news specialists Vietnam: A War That Is Finished, 1975, Energy: The Facts.

      The Fears.

      The Future, 1977, Iran: A Week of Tumult, 1979, Pope John Paul II: The American Journey, 1979.

Membership

Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists.

Connections

Married Valerie, July 25, 1965 (divorced 1982). Children: Adam, Sarah, Jennie. Married Lonnie Reed, 1984.

father:
Joseph Dubitsky

mother:
Celia (Schwartz) Dubitsky

spouses:
Valerie

Lonnie Reed

children:
Adam Dean

Sarah Dean

Jennie Dean