Bill Plante Biography
Bill Plante is an American journalist and veteran reporter who is well known for being a White House correspondent during the administration of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barak Obama. During the administration of the first President Bush, Bill was CBS News’ State Department correspondent from 1989 to 1992.
His reports are seen across CBS News platforms including “CBS This Morning,” and the “CBS Evening News.” Following his formal credentials, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in humanities from Loyola University in 1959. He also studied political science at Columbia University graduating in 1964.
He has been based in CBS News’ Washington bureau since December 1968. Prior to his first White House assignment, he covered general and off-year elections. He even covered the national political conventions. In 1968, Bill reported on the campaigns of Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon. Furthermore, in the summer of 1976, he covered Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale’s vice presidential campaigns.
During the Reagan presidency, Bill covered the President’s activities and major overseas trips. Bill was even part of the CBS News tea, which received a 1986 Emmy Award. Furthermore, he covered Reagan’s 1984 reelection campaign and was part of the CBS News team that won an Emmy Award for its coverage. After the state department, he covered Secretary of State James Baker’s trips to the Middle East.
Later on from 1988 to 1995, he served as an anchor of the “CBS Sunday Night News.” From 1966 to 1976, he served as a correspondent in the Chicago bureau. During that time, Bill served two of his four tours of duty in Vietnam. Plante most recently worked as the Senior White House Correspondent for CBS. He also reported for CBS This Morning as well as the CBS Evening News. Currently, Bill resides in Wahington with his wife.
Bill Plante Age
How old is Plante? Plante is 84 years old as of 2022. He was born on January 14, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on January 14 every year and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Bill Plante Height
Plante stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and is of moderate weight. However, his exact weight and other body measurements are unknown and will be updated.
Bill Plante Family
Plante is a proud son of Mr. and Mrs. Regis L Plante. His parents were very supportive of his career all the way through. However, it is not known whether Plante has siblings or not. This field will be updated.
Bill Plante Wife
Plante is happily married to his loving wife, Robin Smith. Robin is an award-winning independent documentary producer. Before Robin and Plante got married, Plante was married to Barabara Barnes Orteig. Plante is a father of six sons, including Michael and Dan. Furthermore, he is the stepfather of Chris. Chris is globally known for being the host of a syndicated radio talk show.
Bill Plante’s Net Worth
Plante has an estimated net worth of $4 Million. His main source of income is his career as a journalist.
Bill Plante Salary
Plante receives an estimated annual salary of between $65, 445 and $165, 554.