GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Legendary CBS newsman Mike Wallace, who died Saturday at 93, wasn't always legendary. In fact, he began his career at WOOD Radio in 1939.
Speaking to a group of industry insiders at the 2004 Radio and Records Convention in Washington, Wallace spoke fondly of his time in Grand Rapids and his most memorable moment on the air at WOOD Radio.
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After his time at WOOD, he moved on to WXYZ in Detroit and other stops before eventually joining ABC, then NBC and finally CBS in 1963.
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He was one of the original correspondents when "60 Minutes" began in 1968, and continued nearly uninterrupted for four decades. His final appearance on the program was in 2008.
Wallace was born Myron Wallace on May 9, 1918, in Brookline, Mass.
He was married four times. In 1986, he wed Mary Yates Wallace, the widow of his close friend and colleague Ted Yates, who had died in 1967. Besides his wife, Wallace is survived by his son, a stepdaughter, Pauline Dora, and stepson Eames Yates.
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