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Broadcast news executive

William Thomas Corrigan, American broadcast news executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal. Sergeant United States Army Air Force, World World War World War II; Member Radio-television News Dirs. Association, White House Photographers Association, Radio-television Corrs. Association, National Press Club, Phi Sigma Kappa, Society Professional Journalists, Venice Yacht Club, Bath Club (Nokomis).

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, Columbia Broadcasting System Newsfilm, 1953-1959; director news public affairs, Station KNXT-television West Coast bureau chief Columbia Broadcasting System television News, Station KNXT-television, 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, New York City, 1968-1973; general manager, NBC News, 1973-1979; director broadcast service, NBC News, 1979-1981.

Achievements

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

Membership

Sergeant United States Army Air Force, World World War World War II. Member Radio-television News Dirs. Association, White House Photographers Association, Radio-television Corrs.

Association, National Press Club, Phi Sigma Kappa, Society Professional Journalists, Venice Yacht Club, Bath Club (Nokomis).

Connections

Married Harriett Bell, September 1, 1951. Children: Kevin, Brian.

father:
Thomas F. Corrigan

mother:
Anna M. (Callan) Corrigan

spouse:
Harriett Bell

children:
Brian Corrigan

Kevin Corrigan