Irving R. Levine dead at 86


Known for his bow tie and dry delivery, he was a part of NBC News for 45 years. Irving R. Levine died Friday of prostate cancer.

From 1971 to his retirement in 1995 Levine was the network’s business correspondent, blazing the trail in an area previously neglected by broadcast news. But before that he was a globe-trotting correspondent, reporting from such locations as Moscow, Korea and South Afrrica.

Even after retiring from NBC News Levine didn’t retire. Instead, he became Dean of the College of International Communication at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. He retired from that job in 2004, but remained a regular fixture on campus.

Irving R. Levine died Friday at age 86.