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John William Chancellor

Born: 1927 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Chancellor attended the University of Illinois Navy Pier campus (precursor to UIC) which specified completing the last two years of instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1949.

Biography: Originally a reporter for the ''Chicago Sun-Times'', he first started his career in national television news as a correspondent on NBC's evening newscast, ''The Huntley-Brinkley Report''. Chancellor covered issues of national importance while on ''The Huntley-Brinkley Report'', such as the 1957 integration of the Little Rock Central High School. He spent a number of years as a foreign correspondent in Europe. Chancellor also has the distinction of creating the idea of using colors to represent the states won by presidential candidates in presidential elections.commentator. During his career he filed stories from more than fifty countries. Toward the end of his career, he served as narrator of ''Baseball'', a nine-part documentary created by Ken Burns.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

John William Chancellor on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Peril and promise :
ISBN: 0060920653 OCLC: 24015790

HarperPerennial, New York : 1991, ©1990.

The news business /
ISBN: 0060151048 OCLC: 8826491

Harper & Row, New York : ©1983.

Explains how to start out as a journalist and lists the requirements of a successful news story.