Bill Beutel was born on the 12th of March in the year 1930. He worked as a journalist for ABC Media Company. He worked for the company for over 40 years working as a news anchor.
His career and early life
Although his father was a dentist, throughout his life Beutel always aspired to be a reporter. He was bullied while in primary and secondary school, and was one of the many who had a rough time at school. This however did not deter him from pursuing his life long dream. He graduated from Dartmouth College and later studied law at the University of Michigan.
He never came out with a degree from the law school. Later he wrote a letter to Edward R. Murrow who worked CBS and was always his idol. The letter talked of how he always wanted to be a reporter and how he didn't quite know how to go about it. He got a letter back telling him that he should try the Columbia University Graduate School of journalism.
His first place of work with the media was in Cleveland. Later on he moved to New York City where he worked with CBS Radio in 1957.
Career in television
After five years with CBS radio, Beutel moved to ABC and worked as a reporter for news and also as a newscaster at the New York Flagship. He was working as a reporter for both local and network news and used to earn $20,000 annually. During his time of work, he got the privilege of interviewing many famous people including Malcolm X himself.
He got many offers to join other networks such as WABC which at the time had come up with the "eyewitness News" format. The format allowed reporter to present their own stories directly.
He later rejoined the network WABC-TV and became one of the most influential persons on television alongside Grimsby who was his co-anchor. After working there for a while, Beutel was reassigned with ABC news and worked along side Stephanie Edwards as her co-host.
Beutel has had a good career, making a name for him, and becoming one of the most influential people in the media during his time. He died on the year 2006 after a long run in the media. He is considered one of the few News anchors who changed journalism completely with creativity and a unique way of delivering.