Bill Kurtis

American television journalist, producer, narrator, and news anchor

William Horton "Bill" Kurtis (born September 21, 1940) is an American television journalist, producer, narrator, news anchor, and historian who anchored CBS Morning News. He has also narrated crime shows and in movies.

Bill Kurtis
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Kurtis in 2016
William Horton Kuretich

(1940-09-21) September 21, 1940 (age 82)
Alma materUniversity of Kansas (B.S.),
Washburn University School of Law (J.D.)
Occupationtelevision journalist, Spokesperson, and producer
AT&T Mobility
Notable credit(s)
WBBM-TV, CBS Morning News, Investigative Reports, American Justice, and Cold Case Files
Political partyDemocratic Party
Board member ofKurtis Productions
Spouse(s)Helen Kurtis (1963–1977; her death)
Partner(s)Donna La Pietra
ChildrenBy Helen:
1 son (deceased),
1 daughter
RelativesFrank Kurtis (cousin)
FamilyJean Schodorf (sister)

Kurtis mostly spent his childhood in Chicago, Illinois. He studied his B.S. degree at the University of Kansas and his J.D. degree at Washburn University of Law. He was married to Helen Kurtis from 1966 until her death in 1977, they had two children (one who died). He is currently partners with Donna La Pietra.


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