Longtime WINS Reporter Stan Brooks Dies At 86
December 23, 2013 at 4:38 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of CBS RADIO News WINS-A/NEW YORK senior correspondent STAN BROOKS, who died MONDAY afternoon at 86 after a battle with cancer, the station is reporting.
BROOKS began his career at NEWSDAY and joined WINS in 1962 when it was still a Top 40 powerhouse and was News Director at the station when it flipped to all-News in 1965. He became National Correspondent for WESTINGHOUSE BROADCASTING in 1967 and later returned to reporting for WINS. He was honored with the naming of the radio reporters' room at CITY HALL in MANHATTAN as the "STAN BROOKS Radio Room" just last week. His last report aired on NOVEMBER 21st.
NEW YORK Mayor MIKE BLOOMBERG issued a statement today, saying, "Today, NEW YORK CITY today lost an honorable man, a legendary reporter and a trusted voice.... nothing ever stopped him from doing the job he loved, a job he did with class and integrity for 50 years. New Yorkers were lucky to have him on the dial."
WINS Director of News & Programming BEN MEVORACH said, "Like every challenge he has ever faced, STAN met this final one with the same class, dignity and humility that defined every day of his almost 87 years on this earth. There will never be another one like him."
And CBS RADIO EVP of Operations (and former WINS VP/GM) SCOTT HERMAN said, "Not only was STAN BROOKS a walking encyclopedia on NYC politics he was one of the finest, decent and most dignified men who ever lived. We were lucky to have him on 1010 WINS for the past 51 years and we will never ever forget him."