Stan Brooks: A News Radio Institution 1927-2013

Stan Brooks. Radio News Reporter for 1010 WINS. Photo by Maurice Pinzon

Stan Brooks. Radio News Reporter for 1010 WINS. Photo by Maurice Pinzon

By New York News Network
Stan Brooks was a unique voice covering the news for 1010 WINS radio. He broadcast for decades and was a familiar voice to thousands of New Yorkers. Mr. Brooks died Monday from lung cancer. 

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, in a statement after Mr. Brooks death said, “Nothing ever stopped him from doing the job he loved, a job he did with class and integrity for 50 years. New Yorkers were lucky to have him on the dial.”

“And maybe the most telling measure about him: he was even liked and respected by his most cranky listeners – the many mayors he covered,” Mayor Bloomberg added.

Maurice Pinzon, a photographer who covers City Hall, saw Mr. Brooks just a few weeks ago, and not having seen him for a long time, gave him a hug and said, “You look younger every year.” Mr. Pinzon said he did not know Mr. Brooks had cancer.

The room where radio reporters file their stories at City Hall will be named “The Stan Brooks Radio Room” in Mr. Brooks honor, according to the mayor’s office.

This entry was posted in Government & Politics, New Yorkers. Bookmark the permalink.