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Born: Chicago, Illinois
The author was a newsreporter and editor in Chicago and a former new producer at WBBM Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Mervin Block is a broadcast writing coach and author. He has written news at three television networks: as a staff writer for the "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" and the "ABC Evening News with Frank Reynolds" and as a freelance at NBC News.
He has written news for Ed Bradley, Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite, Douglas Edwards, Charles Kuralt, Roger Mudd, Edwin Newman, Charles Osgood, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Frank Reynolds, Diane Sawyer, Bob Schieffer, Robert Trout and Mike Wallace.
Block teaches newswriting workshops at TV and radio newsrooms around the country.
- Rewriting Network News:..., Bonus Books, 1990
- Writing Broadcast News Shorter, Sharper, Stronger: A Professional Handbook, CQ Press , 2010
- Writing News for TC & Radio: The New Way To Learn Broadcasting, CQ Press, 2010
- Broadcast Newswriting: The RTNDA Reference Guide, CQ Press, 2011
- Weighing Anchors: When Network Newscasters Don't Know Write from Wrong," Marion Street Press, 2012
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Rewriting Network News: Wordwatching Tips from 345 TV and Radio Scripts
Release Date: 1990-05
Writing Broadcast News Shorter, Sharper, Stronger: A Professional Handbook
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Writing News for TV and Radio: The New Way to Learn Broadcast Newswriting
Release Date: 2010-09-17
Broadcast Newswriting: The RTDNA Reference Guide, A Manual for Professionals
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Weighing Anchors: When Network Newscasters Don't Know Write from Wrong
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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