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.