Stan Brooks, CBS News 1010 Wins Correspondent, Dead at 86

December 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Stan Brooks, a longtime CBS 1010 Wins correspondent in New York City, has died.

He was 86.

“Stan Brooks is a 1010 WINS original…literally,” reads a profile of him on the 1010 Wins site, adding that “Stan assembled the air and editorial staffs, worked out the format, and on April 19, 1965 launched 1010 WINS as America’s first successful all-news station.”

The Journal-News newspaper confirmed his death on Monday.

Brooks, born in the Bronx, served in World War II and later worked as a reporter for Newsday.

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