Pioneering broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite has died; he was 92.

With his passing, a gold standard for integrity in journalism has been lost. So many of us grew up with his face in our living room.

So many of us learned of the big traumas in our nation’s history–Jack, Martin, Bobby, My Lai– from him, he delivered the bad news directly to us, in our own homes, it was an intimate act.

He was giant, an icon. He will be, and already is, missed.

Cynthia Kouril

Cynthia Kouril

Cynthia Kouril is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York under several different U.S. Attorneys, former counsel to the Inspector General for the N.Y.C. Department of Environmental Protection where she investigated threats to the New York City water supply and other environmental crimes, as well as public corruption and fraud against the government, former Examining Attorney at the N.Y.C. Department of Investigation and former Capital Construction Counsel at New York City Parks and Recreation.
She is now in private practice with a colleague whom she met while at the USA Attorney's Office. Ms. Kouril is a member of the Steering Committee, National Committeewoman and Regional Coordinator for the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, a member of the Program Committee of the Federal Bar Council and a member of the Election Law Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is active in several other Bar Associations.
Most important of all, she is a soccer mom.