Bill Plante

Bill Plante (born January 14, 1938) is a veteran journalist and correspondent for CBS News, having joined the network in 1964.[1] His most recent work was as the Senior White House Correspondent for CBS, reporting regularly for CBS This Morning as well as for the CBS Evening News. Plante covered the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama as a national correspondent for CBS News. He also served several tours of duty in South Vietnam covering the Vietnam War, the first in 1964 and the last in 1975 during the Fall of Saigon at the end of the war.[2] He anchored CBS Sunday Night News from 1988 to 1995.[3] He retired in November 2016.[4]


  1. Taibi, Catherine (June 2, 2014). "CBS News' Bill Plante Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary With The Network". The Huffington Post. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  2. Per Plante's remarks during panel discussion ("The role of the press in the Vietnam War") on Face the Nation broadcast of May 24, 2015
  3. Retirement announced on Face the Nation 11/13/2016 by John Dickerson Bill Plante. Bio from CBS News.
  4. "CBS News celebrates career of Bill Plante, retiring after 52 years". CBS News. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
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