Who Was CBS News Correspondent Bill Plante?

EVERYTHING from the White House to the Vietnam War was covered by the late reporter legend Bill Plante.

Before his death, Bill was credited for anchoring an endless number of segments for CBS News.

Bill Plante anchored segments of CBS News for several decades


Bill Plante anchored segments of CBS News for several decadesPhoto credit: Getty

Who Was CBS News Correspondent Bill Plante?

Plante was a staple of American television for half a century as a correspondent for CBS News, covering historical events from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War.

His wife, Robin Smith, said the cause of death was respiratory failure.

Plante began as a reporter and contract editor at CBS in 1964, just two years after Walter Cronkite took over as anchorman of the evening news.

Plante also served as the Sunday night host for the CBS Evening News between 1988 and 1995.

In 2016, Plante retired as senior White House correspondent covering four US Presidents – Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

He is one of the longest-serving White House TV journalists on television, CBS said.

“Bill was a friendly rival who was always willing to share his insights,” said Tom Brokaw, former NBC Nightly News host.

He described Plante as “a smart, serious journalist with a whimsical, self-deprecating style”.

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