Jeff Gralnick dead at 72


He was such a veteran of the TV business that news producer Jeff Gralnick had CBS, ABC, NBC and CNN all on his resume. He died Monday (5/9) at his home in Connecticut at age 72.

According to the local news site, Gralnick wrote for Harry Reasoner and Walter Cronkite at CBS news and was an early producer for “60 Minutes.” He worked as press secretary for Sen. George McGovern (D-SD) for a year, then joined ABC News, where he rose to executive producer of “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and spent 20 years at the Alphabet Network. He also served for three years as executive producer of the “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw” and most recently was a consultant to NBC News President Steve Capus. Along the line he also spent two years at CNN before becoming a consultant and university educator.

Gralnick’s family has requested that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.