The late WCBS reporter John Slattery, who died of an apparent heart attack at his home last September, was honored by colleagues Wednesday with the unveiling of a memorial plaque in the WCBS newsroom. “As part of the WCBS-TV News family for nearly 30 years, ‘Slats’ was a legendary storyteller and reporter. He was devoted to the highest standards of our craft and an unwavering advocate for the First Amendment,” the plaque reads. “John’s friends were many. His honesty, humanity and humor touched us all. We cherish his memory.”
Slattery’s family was at the CBS Broadcast Center for the ceremony, and were presented with video from Slattery’s thirty years of reporting.