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broadcast news executive

William Thomas Corrigan was American broadcast news executive. Achievements include flying 35 combat missions over Japan as a B29 Tail Gunner. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal. Member of Society Professional Journalists, National Press Club, Radio-television Corrs. Association, White House Photographers Association, Radio-television News Directors Association, Bath Club (Nokomis), Phi Sigma Kappa.


Corrigan, William Thomas was born on September 18, 1921 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of Thomas F. and Anna M. (Callan) Corrigan.


Bachelor of Science, American University, 1948.


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 NewsfilmWashington bureau chief, Columbia Broadcasting System Newsfilm, 1953-1959;director news public affairs, Station KNXT-televisionWest 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 include flying 35 combat missions over Japan as a B29 Tail Gunner.


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).


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

Thomas F. Corrigan

Anna M. (Callan) Corrigan

Harriett Bell

Kevin Corrigan

Brian Corrigan