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commentator , journalist , writer

William Seamans, American Writer, commentator, former television and radio journalist. Decorated Bronze Star medal; Columbia Broadcasting System Murrow News fellow Columbia University, 1961-1962.

Background

Seamans, William was born on July 8, 1925 in Providence. Son of William and Mary Seamans.

Education

AB, Brown University, 1949. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1952.

Career

Freelance journalist, 1952-1953;journalist, Columbia Broadcasting System News, 1953-1963;producer evening news, ABC News, 1963-1965;European producer, ABC News, London, 1965-1970;field producer, ABC News, New York City, 1970-1972;correspondent, bureau chief, ABC News, Tel Aviv, 1972-1992;commentator Vermont Public Radio, lecturer, freelance writer, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer Nightline in Israel Week (including Palestinian-Israeli town meeting) (Emmy award, Dupont award).

Membership

Served with infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member Writers Guild American, National Academy television Arts and Sciences (Emmy award 1961, 89), Overseas Press Club American (award for best radio reporting invasion of Cyprus 1974, award for best foreign affairs documentary Yitzhak Rabin biography 1975), National Press Club (Washington), Foreign Corrs. Association in Israel. M C.

Connections

Married Jane Kingsbury, September 15, 1951. Children: Laurie, Jonathan, Adam.

father:
William Seamans

mother:
Mary Seamans

spouse:
Jane Kingsbury

children:
Laurie Seamans

Jonathan Seamans

Adam Seamans