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Bill Lynch, Former “CBS World News Roundup” Anchor, Dies

He was 77

Bill Lynch, an award-winning journalist who anchored CBS’ “World News Roundup” for nearly 15 years, has died. He was 77.

Bill Lynch (Credit: CBS News)

Per a statement from CBS News, Lynch was born in Salina, Kans., in 1945. He served in the army from 1966 until 1968, after which he began working as a reporter in Washington, D.C.

In 1971, he joined WCBS Radio in New York City, working as a reporter and later as an assistant news director.

CBS said Lynch joined its ranks as a news correspondent in 1981. In 1985, he became anchor of CBS News Radio’s “World News Roundup,” which is considered the longest running newscast in history.

Lynch held that position until 1999. During that time, in 1995, the program was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.

While at CBS News, he covered the Pentagon, the State Department, political campaigns, conventions and space news, according to CBS.

Bill Lynch (Credit: CBS News)

“His booming voice and punchy writing style set him apart,” World News Roundup Anchor Steve Kathan said in an obituary for CBS News Radio. “He read and knew so much about so many issues and so many places. Bill Lynch was an influence on me and so many others who aimed to do what he could do.”

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