Threlkeld, Richard

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Threlkeld, Richard Gender: M
Richard Davis Threlkeld
born on 30 November 1937 at 17:10 (= 5:10 PM )
Place Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 42n01, 91w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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American television news correspondent who spent 25 years with CBS News and seven years at ABC. Threlkeld authored the book Dispatches from the Former Evil Empire in 2001.

He joined CBS News in 1966 and served as a war correspondent in Vietnam in 1970. Threlkeld stayed with CBS until December 1981, serving as co-anchor of the CBS Morning News (with Lesley Stahl) from 1977 to 1979. He covered John Paul II's visit to Mexico in 1979. After seven years at ABC, Threlkeld returned to CBS in 1989 and remained there until his retirement in 1999.

During his news career, Threlkeld covered the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. In the United States he covered such stories as the Robert F. Kennedy assassination and the Patty Hearst kidnapping, as well as numerous political campaigns.

His wife, Betsy Aaron, was CNN Moscow correspondent at the same time. He and his wife retired to Tucson, Arizona. Threlkeld was killed in an automobile accident on 13 January 2012 in Amagansett, New York. His 2008 Mini convertible collided with a propane truck. He was 74.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Stahl, Lesley (born 16 December 1941). Notes: Co-anchors of "CBS Morning News," 1977-1979


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2001 (Book, "Dispatches from the Former Evil Empire")
  • Death by Accident 13 January 2012 (Vehicle crash, age 74)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Vehicle crash)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction