Garrick Utley

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Birthday
19, 1939
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 20, 2014 (74)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1939
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 20, 2014 (74)

About

Best remembered as the first full-time journalist on site during the Vietnam War, he worked at NBC News, PBS, ABC News, and CNN through his career.

Before Fame

He spent most of his career at NBC News, at first joining as a researcher for The Huntley-Brinkley Report, then substituting for Bryant Gumbel on The Today Show.

Trivia

He was about to report the verdict on the Roe v. Wade famous Supreme Court Case when he was interrupted mid-broadcast to report the sudden death of former President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Family Life

He was married to Gertje Rommeswinkel from 1973 until his passing.

Associated With

He received a little heat following his statement that President George Bush should not re-run for President for the country's sake.