‘CBS Evening News’ Vet Al Stiney Dies

By Andrew Gauthier 

Richard Prince’s Journal-isms

Less than 24 hours before newly retired CBS correspondent Harold Dow died Saturday after what was believed to be an asthma attack, CBS lost another pioneering African American–Al Stiney, who supervised the technical crew on the daily and weekend editions of the “CBS Evening News.”

Stiney died in Secaucus, N.J., Friday of heart failure after a brief illness, his wife, Rena, told Journal-isms. He was 62, born on Sept. 21, 1947, exactly a week before Dow, who was born on Sept. 28.

Stiney’s colleague Stevan Stron, who alternated in supervising the “CBS Evening News” crew, said Stiney had worked at CBS for 40 years, starting in the mailroom. More…