Walter Cronkite made the switch from newspaper to radio during the 1930’s. In the early 60’s he made the switch to television, when the CBS evening news was in black and white – and only ran 15 minutes. His career spanned much of the 20th century, and sometimes he himself was the news. As a matter of fact, the term “anchorman” was coined to describe the job Cronkite was doing.
He was the father of television news, “Uncle Walter” to many, and of course the most trusted man in America. Read more here.