Chet Huntley

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Chet Huntley
Chet Huntley 1968.JPG
Huntley in 1968
Born
Chester Robert Huntley

(1911-12-10)December 10, 1911
DiedMarch 20, 1974(1974-03-20) (aged 62)
Cause of deathLung cancer
Alma materUniversity of Washington
OccupationNews anchor
Years active1934–1970
Spouse(s)
  • Tippy Stringer (m. 1959–74)
  • Ingrid Rolin (m. 1936–59)

Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley (December 10, 1911 – March 20, 1974) was an American television newscaster. He was best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in 1956.

Huntley died of lung cancer on March 20, 1974, at his home in Big Sky at the age of 62.

In 1988, Huntley was posthumously honored into the Television Hall of Fame.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Television Hall of Fame Honorees: Complete List".