William (Bill) Horton Kurtis

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General Information

Name: William (Bill) Horton Kurtis

Pen Name: Bill Kurtis

Born: 1940 in Pensacola, Florida

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Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

ISBN: 0528810057
Release Date: 1983-10

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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)

ISBN: 1570713286
Release Date: 1998-10

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Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice

ISBN: 158648446X
Release Date: 2007-02-26

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact:

William Morris Agency

Robert Gotlieb

1350 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10019

External Links

Bill Kurtis on WorldCat

Bill Kurtis on Amazon

Bill Kurtis on Wikipedia


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