Broadcast veteran, SUNY Oswego professor Garrick Utley dead at 74

NBC announced this morning that Garrick Utley, a former national political correspondent and moderator of “Meet the Press,” died of cancer at age 74.

Utley taught journalism and broadcasting at SUNY Oswego since Fall 2012.

SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley released a statement on Utley’s death this morning.


“Garrick always fully engaged with his students and colleagues in his time with us, ever curious about their work and interests and eager to contribute the benefit of his vast experience to current challenges big and small,” Stanley said. “He had a million fascinating stories, of course, but he shared them judiciously, as he found them pertinent and helpful. We will miss his eminently wise and kind presence among us.”

Utley worked in the broadcast field for 40 years, including stints with NBC and CNN. He served as chief foriegn correspondent for NBC and ABC at different point, and reported from more than 75 countries.

A former¬†winner of the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award and the George Foster Peabody Award, Utley recently served founding president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York from 2003-2011. He served as director of New York in the World, a Levin Institure initiative focused on making New York competetive in a global economy.

Utley lived in New York City with his wife, Gertje Utley, an art historian.