A longtime television news executive who had the distinction of having worked for the news divisions of CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN has died, TVNewser.com reports. Jeff Gralnick, most recently a special consultant to NBC News President Steve Capus, died Monday at his home at the age of 72.
Gralnick began his first term in TV in 1959 at CBS News, where he stayed for 11 years. He was one of the original producers on "60 Minutes."
He was an executive producer for NBC News when Tom Brokaw was the evening anchor. In 1996, Gralnick helped launch ABCNews.com as part of the ABC News organization.
Capus sent a note to the staff about Gralnick, saying, “This is a huge loss to our profession and to this news division. Our friend Jeff will be sorely missed.”