William (Bill) Horton Kurtis
Pen Name: Bill Kurtis
Born: 1940 in Pensacola, Florida
Kurtis moved to Chicago in 1966 to work at WBBM-TV's Channel 2 News Chicago. He lived there until 1982. He returned to Chicago in 1985 to produce documentaries for the television show The New Explorers and worked at WBBM-TV as an anchorman there until 1996. Kurtis continues to reside in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Kurtis was born William Horton Kuretichis in 1940. He is a television news anchor, broadcast journalist, producer and television executive. He is well-known as the former CBS News anchor and host of A&E's Investigative Reports, American Justice, and Cold Case Files. He has also anchored the CBS Morning News and was a popular news anchor at WBBM-TV in Chicago.
- Bill Kurtis on Assignment, Rand McNally, 1983
- We Interrupt This Broadcast, Sourcebooks, 1998
- Death Penalty on Trial; Crisis in America, Public Affairs Publishing, 2007
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Bill Kurtis: On Assignment
Release Date: 1983-10
We Interrupt This Broadcast: Relive the Events That Stopped Our Lives...from the Hindenburg to the Death of Princess Diana (book with 2 audio CDs)
Release Date: 1998-10
Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice
Release Date: 2007-02-26
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact:
William Morris Agency
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10019
This page can only be edited by Illinois Center for the Book staff, this author or this author's representatives. Please contact us for access.