Richard C. Hottelet Dead At 97
December 18, 2014 at 4:06 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family, friends and collegues of RICHARD C. HOTTELET, described by CBS NEWS as, "the last living member of the famed 'MURROW's Boys', whose World War II radio reports for CBS under the direction of EDWARD R. MURROW set the standard for broadcast journalism. The former CBS News correspondent was 97 and passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home early this morning (12/17) in WILTON, CT."
"RICHARD C. HOTTELET was the ultimate CBS NEWS reporter," said CBS NEWS Chairman and Executive Producer of 60 MINUTES JEFF FAGER. "He was one of the true gentleman reporters, a real 'MURROW boy,' an elegant combination of reporter and storyteller."
CBS NEWS notes, "HOTTELET had a distinguished 40-year career on CBS NEWS radio and television contributing countless foreign reports, most as the UNITED NATIONS correspondent for 25 years. He also covered domestic news, including political conventions, campaigns and elections and the civil rights movement. His status as one of 'MURROW's boys' -- a clique of World War II broadcast journalists all hired and favored by the legendary CBS newsman -- put him in a revered group whose battlefield radio reports formed the template for electronic news reporting."