A longtime CBS News correspondent who was the last living member of “Murrow’s Boys” has died. CBS News released an announcement today saying Richard C. Hottelet died this morning at his home in Wilton, Conn. He was 97.
Jeff Fager, CBS News chairman and executive producer of “60 Minutes,” said in a statement: “Richard C. Hottelet was the ultimate CBS News reporter. He was one of the true gentleman reporters, a real ‘Murrow boy,’ an elegant combination of reporter and storyteller.”
The group known as Murrow’s Boys is credited with setting the standard for broadcast journalism, going back to their World War II reports for CBS radio under the direction of Edward R. Murrow.
“The other ‘Murrow’s Boys’ — and one woman — all of whom reported from Europe in World War II, are: Mary ‘Marvin’ Breckinridge Patterson, Cecil Brown, Winston Burdett, Larry LeSueur, Charles Collingwood, William Downs, Thomas Grandin, Eric Sevareid, William L. Shirer and Howard K. Smith,” CBS News notes.
Richard C. Hottelet