Bob Young (news anchor)

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Bob Young
Born (1923-11-07)November 7, 1923
Covington, Kentucky, U.S.
Died January 19, 2011(2011-01-19) (aged 87)
Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Journalist

Robert H. "Bob" Young (November 7, 1923 – January 19, 2011)[1][2] was a television news journalist for ABC News. He served as the anchor of The ABC Evening News (now known as World News Tonight) from October 1967 to May 1968. Young's most noteworthy broadcast took place on April 4, 1968, when he anchored ABC's coverage of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

After leaving ABC, Young went to WCBS-TV in New York City where he anchored the 11:00 p.m. newscast until 1971. He later returned to radio news anchoring at New York's all-news WINS (AM), NBC Radio News and UPI Audio. He then turned to public relations work.

Young died on January 19, 2011 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, at the age of 87.


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Preceded by
Peter Jennings
ABC Evening News
Bob Young
Succeeded by
Frank Reynolds