Beti Weber Moskowitz
MOSKOWITZ: Beti Weber Moskowitz died at home on August 30, 2016. Her funeral was held August 2 at Congregation Beth Torah, Overland Park, Kansas. Interment in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Condolences may be made at mtmoriah.net.
Beti was raised in Washington, Pa., and graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., and Columbia University in New York City. In 1986, Beti married Jules Moskowitz and moved from New York City to Kansas City. Together they raised two children in Prairie Village: David, 26 and Alex, 24. She also leaves behind a son-in-law Saleheen Salam, and sisters, Ellen and Paula Weber, extended family and friends. Beti worked in New York City for Cunard Lines Ltd. and in Kansas at Horizon Group. She was in many Jewish organizations. Beti is the recipient of the National Council of Jewish Women Emerging Leader Award and the United Way of Greater Kansas City’s Mission Award. Arrangements were under the direction of Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman, Kansas City, Missouri.
REICHBLUM: Bob Reichblum, 58, former Pittsburgh and Emmy winning network TV producer, died on Monday, August 29, in Skokie, Ill. of glioblastoma multiforme.
Bob graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1974 and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He later served as a trustee of the Newhouse School of Communications.
After graduation, Reichblum interned at WTAE for news announcer, Bob Kopler, who said, “I knew there was something special about him. I knew he’d go far.” John Thornburgh, a high school classmate of Reichblum’s, said, “Bob’s career trajectory was amazing – while the rest of us were slowly getting established in junior level positions in our fields, he was running the news departments of major TV stations and national networks.” Reichblum became a news producer at WTAE-TV, in 1978, then went on to KYW-TV Philadelphia, as news producer. From there he became an executive producer at WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh; executive producer at WDIV-TV, Detroit; news director at WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C.; and news director at WPLG-TV, Miami, Fla.
Reichblum served as executive producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America” from 1993 to 1996 where he managed and produced the then top-rated network morning news and Entertainment program. While he was at “Good Morning America” the show was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Program in 1994, 1995, and 1996. The show won an Emmy in 1993 for Outstanding Talk/Service Show.
Reichblum later became vice president of programing at Primetime CNBC in New York, responsible for long-term program development and scheduling, hiring and strategic coordination between CNBC and NBC Entertainment News and Sports Management.
He served as CEO at WebFN, Chicago, and COO of Israel 10, overseeing American investors’ interest in one of Israel’s two national commercial television channels. At the time of his death he was involved in academic coaching in Skokie, Ill. Burial was in Skokie, Ill.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Diane Westerman, and children Rachel Lauren, 27 and Justin Samuel, 25, a brother Bill (Amalie) of Bennington, Vt. and his parents, Charles and Audrey Reichblum and his in-laws Ruth Westerman and Bob Myers. He was predeceased by Robert C. Westerman of Pittsburgh.