Sy Becker, Renowned WWLP Channel 22 News Reporter, Has Died

In a tragic turn of events, well-known WWLP Channel 22 news reporter, Sy Becker, has passed away. His sudden death on Saturday, October 7, 2023, has left the community and his colleagues in shock and mourning.

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Who Was Sy Becker?

Sy Becker was a veteran news reporter who joined 22News as a general assignment reporter and movie critic in July of 1979. Known for his popular series “Sy’s Look at the Movies,” Becker remained a fixture of the station for several decades, becoming a beloved figure throughout Massachusetts.

Sy Becker Achievements

Throughout his illustrious career, Becker’s dedication to reporting and his unique approach to film criticism earned him a strong following. His ability to connect with viewers and his commitment to his craft were evident in his work, earning him the respect of his peers and the admiration of his audience.

At one point, in recognition of his contributions to the community, Becker was made an honorary Chicopee Police Department officer during the Downtown Get Down event in downtown Chicopee

Sy Becker Cause of Death

The cause of Becker’s death has not been disclosed at this time. His passing was sudden and has left his colleagues and viewers mourning his loss.

*Local news icon Sy Becker has passed away*Sy Becker has passed away after a short illness.Having grown up watching Sy, I’ll always remember the first time I met him – and the many other times throughout the years. He was quite a character and larger than life. The guy you saw on TV was the guy he was in real life. In a 60-year broadcast career, spanning radio, TV, and the internet, Sy Becker was well known for his boundless energy, his unmistakable voice, and of course, his movie reviews.Born in 1936 in the borough of Brooklyn, Sy attended the City College of New York and the School of Radio and Television. He started his broadcast career in radio with stops at stations in Chicopee, Asheville, North Carolina, and Dover, Delaware before spending 14 years at WSPR-AM in Springfield, where he was news director and an award-winning reporter. But it was on TV where Sy Becker became a household name.

Tributes pour to Becker death

Tributes have begun to pour in for Becker, reflecting the profound impact he had on his colleagues, viewers, and the community at large. His dedication to his profession, his engaging personality, and his contributions to the community will long be remembered.

The news of Becker’s passing was shared by WWLP-22News, with many expressing their condolences and sharing fond memories of the veteran reporter.

Sy Becker’s passing is a significant loss for the community and the field of journalism. His legacy will live on through his contributions to reporting and film criticism, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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