It is with sadness that I inform everyone that Irv Elias passed away today. Irv was a highly respected professional with a great ear for sound mixing and someone who displayed grace under fire during breaking news broadcasts. He will be greatly missed by me and all his many friends and colleagues.
Irv was born July 4, 1945 and was a graduate of Hunter College. He served in the U.S. Army, in Korea and at the White Sands Missile Range. He joined CBS in November of 1967 and worked at WCBS radio. He then made the jump to CBS Television where he mixed numerous CBS Sports, News and Entertainment broadcasts. Some of his most memorable assignments were the Olympics in Albertville, Lillehammer and Nagano; CBS Evening News; Special Events; Political Conventions and Election Night coverage.
He is survived by two sisters, Linda and Barbara
Sunday, July 16th.
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Submitted by Gayle DePoli