Coworkers are in mourning for ICONIC Emmy Award-winning CBS reporter Pablo Guzman, who passed away at the age of 73. Guzman was a journalist in New York.
Guzman passed away early on Sunday due to an unexpected cardiac arrest.
Guzman, who graduated from the State University of New York at Old Westbury on Long Island, started the Young Lords, a revolutionary political organization that supported Latino and Puerto Rican rights.
“Cha Cha” Jimenez, the leader of the Chicago-based Young Lords Organization, had an impact on Guzman and his group.
Following their dissolution from the Chicago-based collective in 1970, the New York group adopted the new name Young Lords party.
“It still hasn’t quite detonated. It will. Perhaps that is one reason I am asked so much about the Lords.”
One of the main spokespeople for the Young Lords during his tenure there, Guzman produced and hosted a twice-weekly program for the organization on WBAI radio.
Before turning to television reporting, he wrote for several magazines and newspapers, such as The New York Daily News, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Village Voice.
The South Bronx native worked as a reporter for WNEW-TV from 1984 to 1992 before joining WCBS-TV.