Journalist David Schoenbrun is Dead

Veteran journalist David Schoenbrun, who worked for CBS News and was a war correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, died Sunday in Manhattan. He was 73.

Schoenbrun worked for JTA’s Overseas New Agency during World War II, before being recruited by Edward Murrow for CBS in 1947. As CBS’s chief Paris correspondent, Schoenbrun reported on France for radio and television in the 1950s, leaving CBS in 1964.

Born in New York City in 1915, Schoenbrun in recent years was a free-lance broadcaster and television writer, and the author of half a dozen books, many about France.

Daniel Schorr, a former reporter for JTA and now a commentator for National Public Radio, said this of his longtime friend:

“David Schoenbrun reported in an age, alas now gone, where a man could speak with such authority about a country to which he was as signed. Talking to him about France was better than talking to a high French official.”

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