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date: 02 July 2020

Reynolds, Franklocked

(29 November 1923–20 July 1983)
  • Joan Bieder


Reynolds, Frank (29 November 1923–20 July 1983), pioneer broadcast journalist and network television anchorman, was born in East Chicago, Indiana, the son of Frank James Reynolds, a manager at Inland Steel Company, and Helen Duffy. He attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, but left when he was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. He served as a staff sergeant from 1943 until 1945, receiving a purple heart for wounds sustained in Kassel, Germany, when shrapnel lodged in his left thigh. After a medical discharge, he attended Indiana University but never graduated. A practicing Roman Catholic, he married Henrietta Mary Harpster in 1947. They had five sons, two of whom also became broadcast journalists....

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