Chet Huntley

Born: Dec 10, 1911 AD
Died: 1974 AD, at 62 years of age.

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

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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