Bill Plante is a veteran journalist and correspondent for CBS News, having joined the network in 1964.
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.
He retired in November 2016. He is the stepfather of syndicated radio talk show host Chris Plante.
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Bill Plante has had two marriages. Robin Smith is the wife of Bill Plante. In 1987, the pair were hitched.
Prior to 1969, Bill Plante and Barbara Barnes Ortieg were married.
Dan Plante and Michael Plante are Bill Plante’s two biological children.
Bill Plante passed away on September 28 at his home in Washington, D.C.
He was a CBS News correspondent who traveled the world and became a familiar face on American television, covering the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, four U.S. presidents, and more than 50 years of domestic and international news.
He was 84.