Skip to comments.Garrick Utley, a Mainstay at NBC News, Dies at 74
Posted on 02/21/2014 11:34:17 AM PST by Borges
Garrick Utley, a former anchor for NBC News who for many years was one of a rare breed in television news reporting, a full-time foreign correspondent, died on Thursday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 74.
He died of prostate cancer, his wife, Gertje Utley, said.
From the battlefields of Vietnam and Iraq to the Soviet-led invasion of Prague, Mr. Utley was a forthright interviewer of troops and commanders in the field and of presidents and diplomats in the halls of power.
Fluent in Russian, German and French, he reported from some 75 countries in a multifaceted career that included 30 years at NBC. He was a bureau chief in London and Paris for the network, chief foreign correspondent, weekend news anchor and substitute for John Chancellor and Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News. He also hosted magazine programs and moderated the Sunday morning program Meet the Press. He later worked for ABC News and CNN.
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Not sure about his slant, but I always liked him.
RIP - thought he was a pretty straight shooter as a reporter. Even his Vietnam War reporting was less slanted than many of his contemporaries (think D. Rather.)
He was fair, very professional but always with a sense of humor. One of the last of a breed, unfortunately.
And one of the best names for a reporter, ever.
I definitely remember that name from somewhere
I always enjoyed his reporting. He was quite sophisticated and highly educated, but he never came across as superior to his viewers. In fact, it often seemed like he was sharing a sly joke or insight with us. Edwin Newman was much the same. They make the current crop of “journalists” look like preening imbeciles.
He was old school meaning not a liberal out slanting the news.
He was a good one. And as a poster said earlier, I never knew what his political slant was, just that he conveyed the info clearly and with intelligence and some wit.
"Good evening, I am Elim Garak and this is the news..."
With the obsidian network news....
I remember an aging David Brinkley giving a great interview in which he was starting to spit sparks as he recalled “as soon as I finally started to make some decent money in this business, the Democrats came to power and taxed it all away from me.”
He was a journalist.....unlike the political hacks NBC now employees!!
and well tailored outfits
Which I would venture gives him three more languages than about 99% of the current working MSM. At least these TV journos were smart in the old days. Now....
Too bad he ended up at CNN.
I miss the ones that were capable and witty such as Mr. Utley. David Brinkley, Harry Reasoner and Charles Kuralt may have been somewhat liberal but they didn’t beat you over the head with it. Brit Hume is one of the few from the latter half of that generation who are still around.