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William Thomas Corrigan

William Thomas Corrigan was American broadcast news executive. Achievements include flying 35 combat missions over Japan as a B29 Tail Gunner. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal. Member of Society Professional Journalists, National Press Club, Radio-television Corrs. Association, White House Photographers Association, Radio-television News Directors Association, Bath Club (Nokomis), Phi Sigma Kappa.

Background

  • Corrigan, William Thomas was born on September 18, 1921 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of Thomas F. and Anna M. (Callan) Corrigan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, American University, 1948.

    Career

    • Reporter Bridgeport Herald, sports broadcaster station WUST, Washington, 1947. Writer, reporter, producer NBC News, 1948-1951. Producer, editor NBC-television (newsreel), 1951-1952.

      Assignment editor NBC-television News, 1952-1953. Washington manager Columbia Broadcasting System Newsfilm, Washington bureau chief, 1953-1959. Director news public affairs Station KNXT-television, West Coast bureau chief Columbia Broadcasting System television News, 1959-1961.

      American Networks producer/editor Eichmann Trial, Jerusalem, Israel, 1961. Manager Washington bureau NBC News, 1962. Producer Huntley Brinkley Report, Washington, 1963-1965.

      Director news operations NBC, New York City, 1965-1968. General manager operations NBC News, 1968-1973, general manager, 1973-1979, director broadcast service, 1979-1981. Staff sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945, World War II.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include flying 35 combat missions over Japan as a B29 Tail Gunner.

    Membership

    Member of Society Professional Journalists, National Press Club, Radio-television Corrs. Association, White House Photographers Association, Radio-television News Directors Association, Bath Club (Nokomis), Phi Sigma Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Harriett Bell, September 1, 1951. Children: Kevin, Brian.
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    Born September 18, 1921
    Died January 25, 2009
    (aged 87)
    • 1948
      American University
    • 1947
      Reporter Bridgeport Herald
      Washington, United States
    • 1948 - 1951
      writer
    • 1951 - 1952
      producer
    • 1952 - 1953
      assignment editor National Broadcasting Company-television News
    • 1953 - 1959
      Washington manager, Columbia Broadcasting System Newsfilm
    • 1959 - 1961
      director, news and public affairs Station KNXT-television
    • 1961
      American Networks producer/editor Eichmann Trial
      Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
    • 1962
      manager, Washington bureau National Broadcasting Company News
    • 1963 - 1965
      producer Huntley Brinkley Report
      Washington, United States
    • 1965 - 1968
      director, news operations National Broadcasting Company
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