Sander Vanocur

American television reporter

Sander "Sandy" Vanocur (/ˌvænˈkər/; born Alexander Vinocur, January 8, 1928 – September 16, 2019)[1] was an American television journalist and actor. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He focused on national electoral politics. After leaving NBC in 1971, Vanocur worked for PBS and as a television writer for The Washington Post. He joined ABC News in 1977 and worked there until 1991.

Sander Vanocur
Vanocur in 2006
Alexander Vinocur

(1928-01-08)January 8, 1928
DiedSeptember 16, 2019(2019-09-16) (aged 91)
Alma materNorthwestern University
OccupationSeries host
Known forBroadcast journalism
Spouse(s)Edith Pick (1956-1975; her death; 2 children)
Virginia Backus Wood (m. 1975)

Vanocur hosted two of the History Channel's primetime series: Movies in Time and History's Business. His work at NBC earned him a place on the Nixon administration's "enemies list". He played himself in the 1994 television movie Without Warning.

Vanocur died in Santa Barbara, California on September 16, 2019 from dementia-related problems at the age of 91.[1]

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