WCBS-A Reporter Tony Brunton Dead At 76
September 18, 2008 at 5:27 AM (PT)
A broadcaster who was part of the first group of reporters when CBS launched its all-news radio station in NEW YORK has died after a heart attack. CBS says ANTHONY BRUNTON died in LONG ISLAND on SUNDAY at age 76.
BRUNTON began his career in broadcasting in 1956 at WICC/BRIDGEPORT, CT where he was News Dir. In 1964, he joined WCBS-A (NEWSRADIO 88)/NEW YORK and helped develop the all-News format.
BRUNTON covered some of the biggest stories of the '60s: the subway strike, the blackout and the civil unrest after the Rev. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'s assassination. CBS called him "a terrific reporter who knew how to get the story."