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Posts Tagged ‘Hank Plante’

Face-Eating Video | Award Winner | CNN Sinks

  • TVSpy: It’s not everyday that a man devours another person’s face. It’s equally rare to find the cannibal attack pop up on the local news. But that’s what happened in Miami, as new video has surfaced of the ugly incident.
  • FishbowlLA: Trailblazing journalist, Hank Planteone of the first openly gay TV reporters in the nation is being recognized for his outstanding career.
  • TVNewser: CNN is stinging after a poor May ratings. It was so bad, the cable news network plummeted to a 20-year low in prime time.
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    APTRA Salutes One of the Country’s First Openly Gay TV Reporters

    At this weekend’s Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA) awards gala in Pasadena, the 2012 Stan Chambers Award for Extraordinary Achievement will be presented to retired TV reporter Hank Plante.

    One of the first openly gay TV journalists in the country, Plante blazed a trail in more than a half-dozen markets. As political editor for San Francisco’s CBS affiliate Channel 5, where he retired in the spring of 2010, he made a penultimate splash in the fall of 2009 with his interview of Gavin Newsom. At the end of the conversation, the mayor uttered his “off the record” disgust.

    Plante continues to contribute to examiner.com, the Desert Sun and calbuzz.com. In this great career highlights reel, he poses at one point as a Secret Service agent escorting a Nancy Reagan lookalike down Rodeo Drive:

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