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In the News: Christopher Glenn

His was a voice that was instantly familiar, narrating the CBS News short “In The News” segments during kids’ programming in the 1970s and 1980s. I got most of my news, as a kid, from Christopher Glenn.

Veteran CBS News correspondent Christopher Glenn, who retired earlier this year, has died, CBS News reports. He was 68.

Glenn died suddenly in a hospital in Norwalk, Conn.

Glenn had retired in February after a 35 years as an integral part of CBS News.

Most recently the anchor of CBS Radio’s flagship newscast, The World News Round-Up, the longest-running news program in broadcasting, Glenn had “done just about everything there is to do, from producing to writing to reporting in the field and anchoring and writing inside.”

… He was the reporter/narrator for the Emmy Award-winning In The News series of current-event broadcasts for young viewers throughout its 15 years (1971-1986). He also anchored several editions of What’s It All About? an award-winning television series for young people in the early 1970s. From 1978-1982, Glenn was a reporter and co-anchor on another award-winning TV series for young people, 30 Minutes.


  • I remember him! I can even hear his voice in my memories as he says his signoff. I spent some time searching online for some audio of him and it’s hard. They need to add some audio clips to IMDB or something…

  • I remember that show well and I can also hear his voice, and that tone-jingle that they played. It surprises me that he was only 68. As a kid, I pictured him as a really old guy (must have been the deep, distinguished sounding voice) and that was 30 +years ago. I figured he must have been much older…

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