Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Passing of Gabe Pressman

“Journalists are instrumental in keeping the democratic process honest, and Gabe Pressman was a model for turning this mission into a life calling. His decades of immersion in the happenings of New York City gave us a thorough historical record from an irreplaceable perspective, and his contributions to broadcast news helped shape the medium as we know it. Having seen him perform in the Inner Circle show mere months ago, I am astutely aware of his influence on the industry and the impact of his passing on us all. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends during this somber time, as we join in mourning the loss of a great man and a reporting pioneer.”