Walter Winchell Biography

Radio Personality, News Anchor, Journalist (1897–1972)
Walter Winchell was a TV and radio personality whose news reports brought him a huge audience and great influence from the 1930s to the 1950s.


Walter Winchell had a weekly radio program from 1932 until the early 1950s, during which time he was a prolific phrasemaker, noted for his Broadway idioms. As a full-time gossip columnist, he moved to the New York Daily Mirror, where his widely syndicated column appeared until 1963. He also served as the unseen narrator of the television drama series The Untouchables (1959–63).

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