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Chester Robert Huntley

news commentator , advertising executive

Chester Robert Huntley, American former news commentator, advertising executive. Recipient numerous awards for radio-television journalism.


Huntley, Chester Robert was born on December 10, 1911 in Cardwell, Montana, United States. Son of P.A. and Blanche (Tatham) Huntley.


Student Montana State College, 1929-1932, Cornish School Arts, Seattle, 1932-1933. Bachelor of Arts, University Washington, 1934. Honorary degrees Montana State College, Boston University, Franklin and Marshall College.


With radio station KPCB, Seattle, 1934-1936. News broadcaster KHQ, Spokane, Washington, 1936, Keep Growing Wiser, Portland, Oregon, 1937, KFI, Los Angeles, 1937-1939, Columbia Broadcasting System, Los Angeles, 1939-1951, ABC, Los Angeles, 1951-1955, NBC, New York City, 1955-1970. Commentator syndicated news commentaries Horizon Communications, 1970-1974.

Partner Levine, Huntley, Schmidt, advertising agency, New York City. Chairman Big Sky Montana, Inc.


Married Ingrid Rolin, February 23, 1936.; married second, Tipton Stringer, March 7, 1959. Children: Sharon, Leanne.

P.A. Huntley

Blanche (Tatham) Huntley

Ingrid Rolin

Tipton Stringer

Sharon Huntley

Leanne Huntley