Ed Cooperstein

Ed was born on May 16, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY to Charles & Minnie Cooperstein. Mr. Cooperstein served in the Army Signal Corp. in the European Theatre during WWII. He was a graduate of Queens College, later receiving his masters in communications from NYU. Mr. Cooperstein was a television director at WATV Channel 13 in New York directing Open End with David Suskind. He then went on to be involved in the creative and business aspect of the television broadcasting industry. He founded and managed WNJU-TV Channel 47 in New York in 1965. Mr. Cooperstein founded KNXV-TV Channel 15 in Phoenix in 1979; and was president of the Arlington Broadcast Group from 1979-1986, supervising in the creation and operation of commercial TV stations in Birmingham, AL, Boston, MA, and Milwaukee, WI. He also served as the chapter president for the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in the mid 1970’s. Ed was married to his wife, Sondra (Sandy) and they had two sons, Jeffrey & Matthew and a daughter, Alison. Ed passed away on December 13, 2006 at the age of 80.

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