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Andrew Aitken Rooney Edit Profile

journalist , writer

Andrew Aitken Rooney, American writer, journalist. Decorated Air Medal, Bronze Star.; recipient awards for best written television documentary Writers Guild American, 1966, 68, 71, 75, 76, Emmy awards, 1968, 78, 81, 82. Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945.

Background

Rooney, Andrew Aitken was born on January 14, 1919 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Walter S. and Ellinor (Reynolds) Rooney.

Education

Student, Colgate University, 1942.

Career

Writer-producer, Columbia Broadcasting System-television News, since 1959; newspaper columnist, Tribune Company Syndicate, since 1979.

Works

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945.

Connections

Married Marguerite Howard, March 21, 1942. Children: Ellen, Martha, Emily, Brian.

father:
Walter S. Rooney

mother:
Ellinor (Reynolds) Rooney

spouse:
Marguerite Howard

children:
Martha Rooney

Brian Rooney

Emily Rooney

Ellen Rooney