Frank Reynolds

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Birthday
29, 1923
Birthplace
East Chicago, IN
Death Date
Jul 20, 1983 (59)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
29, 1923
Birthplace
East Chicago, IN
Death Date
Jul 20, 1983 (59)

About

Broadcast journalist remembered for anchoring the ABC Evening News and ABC World News Tonight. He also pioneered America Held Hostage, a half-hour segment that was later renamed Nightline.

Before Fame

After graduating from Wabash College in 1946, he worked for a Gary, Indiana radio station and for a Chicago, Illinois CBS affiliate television station.

Trivia

He received a Purple Heart for his U.S. Army service during World War II.

Family Life

His marriage to Henrietta Mary Harpster produced five sons: James, John, Robert, Thomas, and Dean.

Associated With

Ted Koppel became famous as the host of Nightline, a program that Reynolds had initiated during the period of the Iran hostage crisis.