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Garrick Utley
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    (November 19, 1939-February 20, 2014)
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Birth name was Clifton Garrick Utley
    Reporter for NBC (1963-93), ABC (1993-97) and CNN (1997-2002)
    Weekend anchor for 'NBC Nightly News' (1971-73,1988-93)
    Moderator of Meet the Press (1989-91)
    He was hired at NBC by John Chancellor, who happened to be friends with Utley's father, an NBC radio correspondent.
    He was reprimanded by CNN for being 'so serious.'
    He called modern TV reporters 'color commentators who narrate news events rather than carrying out in-depth reporting.'
    According to Al Roker, his secret ambition was to be a country singer.
    He was the first TV reporter covering the Vietnam War on-site.
    He had a courtly and knowledgeable on-air demeanor.
    He reported from 75 countries over the years.
    He was fluent in French, Spanish and German.
    An opera fan, he hosted PBS's 'Live from the Met.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 213 Votes: 59.62% Annoying
 
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