Michael Rosenbaum, CBS News producer and one-time Tel Aviv bureau chief has died. Rosenbaum, who spent 27 years at CBS News, died at home in Manhattan last night of a brain tumor diagnosed last September. He was 64.
“Michael was a great friend to so many of us at CBS News. He was a real newsman who was naturally curious and skeptical of almost everything. He was also fun to be around, a caring friend, and a beloved member of our family at CBS News,” said CBS News Chairman and 60 MINUTES Executive Producer Jeff Fager, who worked with Rosenbaum for many years.
Rosenbaum worked with correspondents Bob Simon and Dan Rather on breaking stories in the Middle East while he was bureau chief in Tel Aviv from 1989 to 1995. After leaving Tel Aviv, Rosenbaum returned to New York where he worked on the “CBS Evening News,” “60 Minutes” and “60 Minutes II.” In recent years, he also worked with Rather on his HDNet series “Dan Rather Reports.”
More on Rosenbaum’s life and accomplishments after the jump…