Tom Read and WHO News
During the late 1950s and early 1960s
By George F. Davison, Jr. and Tom Read
Between 1958 and 1965, Tom Read was one of the mainstays of the WHO News Bureau. Read, joining WHO from WOW in Omaha, was a reporter, photographer, writer, and newscaster. His primary assignment was the morning desk for both radio and television.
That meant Tom prepared the various morning newscasts for WHO Radio and also provided a local newscast on television at 8:25 AM. In addition, Tom was a general assignment reporter and author of the WHO Handbook for News Correspondents. Tom Read also took a significant number of photographs showing the people who worked at WHO Radio and WHO-TV.
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