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Chet Huntley (Huntley-Chester-Robert)

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Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1974 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Announcer, Journalist, Radio Host, Reporters

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US news anchor, News with Huntley and Brinkley 

 

1911 - Born in Cardwell, Montana on the 10th of December.

 

1934 - He attended Montana State College in Bozeman and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle before graduating from the University of Washington, Seattle.

 

1939-1951 -  He went to work for CBS Radio, at which point he moved to ABC Radio.

 

1955 - He joined the NBC Radio network, viewed by network executives as "another Ed Murrow."

 

1956 - His coverage of the national political conventions was a major point of pride for the fledgling broadcast news organizations. He starts news team Huntley and Brinkley.

 

1968 - He published a memoir of his boyhood, "The Generous Years".

 

1970 - Huntley retired and returned to Montana.

 

1974 - He died of lung cancer on the 20th of March at his home in Big Sky.

 

2003 - A biography titled Good Night Chet, by Lyle Johnston, was published by McFarland Publishers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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