Groundbreaking Philadelphia Reporter Poindexter Dies

By Andrew Gauthier 


Former CBS 3 Reporter Malcolm Poindexter passed away this morning at age 84 after a diverse and illustrious career in television as a general assignment reporter, education reporter, public affairs host, editorial spokesman and community leader. The four-time Emmy Award winner and legendary newsman retired from CBS 3 in February, 2001.

Poindexter had a remarkable multi-media career spanning more than 50 years in journalism and encompassing every medium of the industry–newspapers, radio and television. His assignments included serving as a reporter for the Philadelphia Tribune, The Bulletin, Jet and Ebony magazines, the Associated Negro Press, the London Daily Express and KYW Newsradio. More…