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Name:  William Horton Kurtis  

Pen Name: Bill Kurtis

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1940 in Pensacola, Florida

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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.


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