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Bloomberg Radio's Ken Prewitt dies at age 68

Ken Prewitt, Bloomberg Radio personality.
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Ken Prewitt, a long-respected business journalist and the former co-host of Bloomberg Radio's flagship morning program "Surveillance," died Saturday, the news service said.

Prewitt, 68, had been on leave since 2013 following a diagnosis of brain cancer, Bloomberg said.

He joined the news service in 2005 after a radio and TV career that took him to the Wall Street Journal, CBS and ABC among other stops.

"Always a gentleman," Bloomberg founder and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a story on Prewitt's passing. "Ken will be greatly missed."

For a full obituary from Bloomberg, click here.