Astute WCBS-TV news viewers have noticed Pablo Guzman is missing. The popular reporter, who joined Channel 2 in 1995, remains on the station’s Web site.
After reaching out to WCBS for a comment, FishbowlNY was pleasantly surprised when Guzman called to explain his M.I.A status.
He’s been suffering from blood clots in the leg, keeping him off the air since June.
“I can’t chase after people in the street,” Guzman tells FishbowlNY exclusively. “I can’t run up and down six flights of stairs. A lot of what we do in the street, I can’t do.”
Guzman’s left foot is double the size of his right foot. So Guzman is convalescing at home, which is no easy feat for him.
“I have not been out of work since I was 13,” Guzman says.
A two-time New York Emmy Award winner, Guzman misses his colleagues and the ability to communicate a story to viewers. However, that would not have applied to covering one particular tragedy.
“I could not have done that Newtown [story],” Guzman says. “I would have broken up.”
Guzman, 62, says WCBS management is hoping to keep the street-savvy reporter in their future plans.