You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Robert Strunsky

Robert Strunsky, 84, former CBS executive, died Feb. 6 in Kingston, N.J., of cancer.

He served as the network’s director of corporate affairs and wrote speeches for executives, including the chairman, William S. Paley.

Joining CBS in 1944, Strunsky worked as an advertising copywriter before being promoted to spokesman and later director of press information. In the 1950s, he left to serve as director of advertising for Simon & Schuster. He also worked for the Ford Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before returning to CBS.

Strunsky was a 1927 graduate of Amherst College and worked at several newspapers early in his career.

Survived by his wife, Martha; three daughters, Mary Wisnovsky, Martha Ilic and Jane Wiseman; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

More Scene

  • Cal Mare

    New L.A. Restaurants, Bars and Updated Favorites for Fall 2017

    Robert Strunsky, 84, former CBS executive, died Feb. 6 in Kingston, N.J., of cancer. He served as the network’s director of corporate affairs and wrote speeches for executives, including the chairman, William S. Paley. Joining CBS in 1944, Strunsky worked as an advertising copywriter before being promoted to spokesman and later director of press information. […]

  • The Crown Series 2 World Premiere

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith Walk Final Carpet as Royals at 'The Crown' Season 2 Premiere in London

    Robert Strunsky, 84, former CBS executive, died Feb. 6 in Kingston, N.J., of cancer. He served as the network’s director of corporate affairs and wrote speeches for executives, including the chairman, William S. Paley. Joining CBS in 1944, Strunsky worked as an advertising copywriter before being promoted to spokesman and later director of press information. […]

  • Lupus Research Alliance 'Breaking Through Lupus

    Selena Gomez Chokes Up While Describing 'Life or Death Struggle' With Lupus

    Robert Strunsky, 84, former CBS executive, died Feb. 6 in Kingston, N.J., of cancer. He served as the network’s director of corporate affairs and wrote speeches for executives, including the chairman, William S. Paley. Joining CBS in 1944, Strunsky worked as an advertising copywriter before being promoted to spokesman and later director of press information. […]

  • "Roman J. Israel, Esq."

    'Roman J. Israel, Esq.': How Jake Gyllenhaal Helped Prepare Denzel Washington for Title Role

    Robert Strunsky, 84, former CBS executive, died Feb. 6 in Kingston, N.J., of cancer. He served as the network’s director of corporate affairs and wrote speeches for executives, including the chairman, William S. Paley. Joining CBS in 1944, Strunsky worked as an advertising copywriter before being promoted to spokesman and later director of press information. […]

  • AMAs Afterparty at Watt's with Niall

    Niall Horan, Chainsmokers, Rae Sremmurd Bring the AMAs After-Party to Beverly Hills

    Robert Strunsky, 84, former CBS executive, died Feb. 6 in Kingston, N.J., of cancer. He served as the network’s director of corporate affairs and wrote speeches for executives, including the chairman, William S. Paley. Joining CBS in 1944, Strunsky worked as an advertising copywriter before being promoted to spokesman and later director of press information. […]

  • HBO Presents-Night of Too Many Stars

    Jon Stewart, Other A-List Comics Skip Over Louis C.K. at 'Night of Too Many Stars'

    Robert Strunsky, 84, former CBS executive, died Feb. 6 in Kingston, N.J., of cancer. He served as the network’s director of corporate affairs and wrote speeches for executives, including the chairman, William S. Paley. Joining CBS in 1944, Strunsky worked as an advertising copywriter before being promoted to spokesman and later director of press information. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content