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Veteran Out Reporter Hank Plante to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from AP: VIDEO


Retired KPIX, San Francisco, political reporter Hank Plante will accept the 2012 Stan Chambers Award for Extraordinary Achievement from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association on June 2 in Pasadena, California.

Plante was one of the first out gay reporters in the country. He tells Towleroad, "I never thought this award would be possible when I made a decision to be open & honest about being gay when I started in TV 35 years ago."

The AP based its decision to honor him on the amazing clip reel, AFTER THE JUMP...

Congratulations, Hank!

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  1. wow...what a great jounalist. i only lasted 11 years working for the press and it's figures like this who got me into great reportage.
    an inspiration

    Posted by: tim | Apr 3, 2012 9:00:56 AM

  2. Combining clarity and candor with civlity is a fine and worthy art few ever master. This man did it superbly.

    Posted by: uffda | Apr 3, 2012 10:47:12 AM

  3. Amazing Post, worth a read……

    Posted by: Chanel Denim Bags | Sep 2, 2012 5:45:24 AM

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