2012 : Mike Wallace, Famous Journalist, Dies

April 7, 2023 all-day

Mike Wallace, the longtime CBS newsman who died Saturday at age 93, kick-started his lengthy broadcast career at WOOD Radio in Grand Rapids, according to the station and multiple media reports.

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Wallace, who died Saturday at a New Haven, Conn., care facility, took a job at the radio station in early 1939 upon graduating from the University of Michigan, said Phil Tower, WOOD Radio’s program director.

For more information, see Zane McMillin, “Mike Wallace, longtime CBS newsman, started broadcast career in Grand Rapids”, MLive, April 8, 2012.

Mike Wallace entry from Biography.com

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