Is Bill Kurtis still Alive? In this piece you will get to know all about Bill Kurtis and whether he is still alive.
But then who is Bill Kurtis? Bill Kurtis officially known as William Horton Kuretich is an American television journalist, television producer, narrator, and news anchor.
He developed a love for entertainment at a younger age and has been consistent throughout his career spanning over 3 decades. Growing up, on the night of June 8, 1966, Kurtis departed a bar review class at Washburn to fill in for a friend at WIBW-TV to anchor the 6 o’clock news.
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However, many people have been inquiring a lot about Bill Kurtis whether he is still alive and making various research about his health status due to their love for his personality.
Since 1966, Kurtis hosted or produced a number of crime and news documentary shows, including Investigative Reports, American Justice, and Cold Case Files. Kurtis is currently the scorekeeper/announcer for National Public Radio (NPR)’s news comedy/quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, as well as serving as the host of Through the Decades, a documentary-style news magazine seen on Decades.
Bill Kurtis has received two Peabody Awards, numerous Emmy Awards, awards from the Overseas Press Club, a DuPont Award, and has been inducted into the Illinois and Kansas Halls of Fame. In 1998, he was awarded the University of Kansas William Allen White citation.
Kurtis is the narrator of a multimedia book by Joe Garner, We Interrupt This Broadcast, with a foreword by Walter Cronkite and an epilogue by Brian Williams which was a sequel to the Edward R. Murrow record album I Can Hear It Now. Kurtis has authored three books: On Assignment (1984), Death Penalty on Trial (2004), and Prairie Table Cookbook (2008).
Since June 2015, just as the Decades network officially launched, Bill Kurtis serves as the lead host of Through the Decades, a daily news magazine that covers historical events from that particular day since the advent of television. Kurtis’ co-hosts are reporters Kerry Sayers and Ellee Pai Hong.
Is Bill Kurtis still Alive?
As of February 2023, Bill Kurtis is still alive and there haven’t been reports of health issues. Kurtis resides in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and is sometimes seen in Mettawa, Illinois.
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