Was CBS News' Tel Aviv bureau chief in early '90s

Michael Rosenbaum, an award-winning CBS News producer who served as Tel Aviv bureau chief during the first Palestinian uprising against Israel, died Thursday in New York of a brain tumor. He was 64.

Rosenbaum collaborated with correspondents Bob Simon and Dan Rather on stories in the Middle East while Tel Aviv bureau chief from 1989-95. His field producing played a key role in CBS’ coverage of the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, which won a Peabody Award and two Emmys.

He was a producer for “60 Minutes” and the “CBS Evening News.” He retired from CBS News in 2008 after 27 years.

Rosenbaum was born in Rochester, N.Y. He’s survived by a brother and a sister.

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