Veteran TV anchor Daniel Pe’er dies at 74 after stroke
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Veteran TV anchor Daniel Pe’er dies at 74 after stroke

President Reuven Rivlin eulogizes late journalist as ‘man of action and a professional of the highest level’

Portrait of journalist and broadcaster Daniel Peer, who died September 28, 2017 after a stroke, pictured at the Israel TV television studios in Jerusalem, January 31, 2010.
(Kobi Gideon / FLASH90)
Portrait of journalist and broadcaster Daniel Peer, who died September 28, 2017 after a stroke, pictured at the Israel TV television studios in Jerusalem, January 31, 2010. (Kobi Gideon / FLASH90)

Veteran Israeli TV and radio personality Daniel Pe’er died Thursday in a Jerusalem hospital after suffering a stroke on Sunday.

Pe’er, 74, joined the former Israel Broadcasting Authority in 1962 as a radio announcer and went on to serve as a TV news anchor, among many other roles.

He retired in 2010.

A statement from Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center said Pe’er had died in the emergency neurosurgery wing, four days after the stroke.

President Reuven Rivlin eulogized the veteran newsman, saying he was “a pillar of public broadcasting — a man of action and a professional of the highest level.”

Pe’er is survived by his wife and three children.

His funeral will take place in the Givat Brenner Alternative Cemetery on Friday.

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