Former CBS News Journalist Jay McMullen Dead At 90
March 12, 2012 at 4:06 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime CBS NEWS investigative journalist JAY MCMULLEN, who died SATURDAY in GREENWICH, CT of natural causes at 90, according to the NEW YORK TIMES.
MCMULLEN, best known for his work on television and for pioneering the use of hidden cameras in undercover reporting, began his radio career while in the ARMY in WORLD WAR II, serving as a correspondent for NBC's "ARMY HOUR." After the war, while completing his college degree, he worked at the old WBYN-A/BROOKLYN and at WINS-A/NEW YORK.
In 1949, MCMULLEN joined CBS as a writer, left twice to work on the ARMY SIGNAL CORPS' "BIG PICTURE" TV show, and returned to CBS to produce award-winning radio documentaries in the 1950s, including "BABIES C.O.D.," "CHRONICLE OF TERROR: THE GALINDEZ-MURPHY CASE," and "WHO KILLED MICHAEL FARMER?" In 1959, he moved back to television and produced a long string of award-winning CBS REPORTS documentaries.