2014 In Review // Local: News, Sports Nat'l: News, Sports, Entertainment, Talkers | Top 20 Most Read Stories 

Local

Ex-CBS Newsman Ben Silver Dies

View Comments
(credit: Legacy.com)

(credit: Legacy.com)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. HSSR: Andover Goalie Plays With The Boys
  2. HSSR Highlights: Dec. 26, 2014
  3. Comedian Lizz Winstead Is Home For The Holidays
  4. HSSR: Apple Valley's Tyus Jones Excels At Duke
  5. Royal Courtyard Makes A Triumphant Return At Winter Carnival

PHOENIX (AP) — Former CBS news correspondent and Arizona State University journalism professor Ben Silver has died. He was 85.

The university says he died Wednesday from complications of Parkinson’s disease at his home in St. Louis Park, Minn.

Silver was a CBS national correspondent in the 1960s and covered race riots, school integration and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s accident at Chappaquiddick.

Silver worked at WCKT-TV in Miami from 1957 to 1966, reporting from the Soviet Union and Latin America. He won a Peabody Award in 1960 for his coverage of Latin America.

He began teaching at ASU in 1972 and continued to file CBS reports for several years. He retired in 1990.

He is survived by his wife, six children and 11 grandchildren. Services will be held Sunday in Minneapolis.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,567 other followers