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News correspondent

William Madden Plante, American news correspondent. Columbia Broadcasting System fellow, 1963-1964; recipient Emmy award for news coverage Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1972, 85, 87, 97, Radio News reporting award Overseas Press Club, 1970, 75. Trustee Loyola University of Chicago; Member Society Professional Journalists, White House Corrs. Association.

Background

Plante, William Madden was born on January 14, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Regis Louis and Jane Elizabeth (Madden) Plante.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Loyola University, 1959. Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1964.

Career

Assistant news director WISN-television, Milwaukee, 1960-1963. Newscorrespondent Columbia Broadcasting System News, New York City, Chicago, Washington, since 1964. TrusteeLoyola University of Chicago Columbia Broadcasting System fellow, 1963-1964.

Recipient Emmy award for news coverage Academy television Arts and Sciences, 1972, 85, 87, Radio News reporting award Overseas Press Club, 70, 75.

Membership

Trustee Loyola University of Chicago. Member Society Professional Journalists, White House Corrs. Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Wine, music, running.

Connections

Married Barbara A. Barnes Orteig, January 18, 1965(divorced 1975).; married Robin L. Smith, May 23, 1987. Children: Patrick, Michael, Daniel, Christopher, Brian, David.

father:
Regis Louis Plante

mother:
Jane Elizabeth (Madden) Plante

spouses:
Barbara A. Barnes Orteig

Robin L. Smith

children:
Christopher Plante

Brian Plante

Michael Plante

David Plante

Daniel Plante

Patrick Plante