Chet Huntley

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Birthday
10, 1911
Birthplace
Cardwell, MT
Death Date
Mar 20, 1974 (62)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
10, 1911
Birthplace
Cardwell, MT
Death Date
Mar 20, 1974 (62)

About

Newscaster and co-anchor of The Huntley-Brinkley Report on NBC. Also an author, he published a 1968 memoir entitled The Generous Years: Remembrances of a Frontier Boyhood.

Before Fame

He attended three different colleges: Montana State University, Cornish College of the Arts, and the University of Washington.

Trivia

Early in his career, he worked for Seattle, Washington's KIRO AM radio station.

Family Life

He married Ingrid Rolin on February 23, 1936; the couple divorced in 1959, and he married Tippy Stringer that same year.

Associated With

The NBC network initially hired Huntley in an attempt to overshadow the popularity of CBS host Walter Cronkite.

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