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Will King

Date of passing: 
May 19, 2016

Obituary

Obituary: 

Will King was a journalist and executive best known for his work with CNN, which he helped to launch.

King's CNN career spanned nearly 35 years, during which he also helped to launch CNN2, which later became HLN. In additon, he helped to expand CNN in Europe, which spawned CNN International.

His tenure included such major news events as the fall of the Soviet Union, Tiananmen Square, the conflict in Bosnia and the first Persian Gulf War.

In addition to his contribution to CNN's programming, he helped to create and oversee important internal procedures, including the Field Safety program, which trained employees who were assigned to work in the field internationally.

Will King was a journalist and executive best known for his work with CNN, which he helped to launch.

King's CNN career spanned nearly 35 years, during which he also helped to launch CNN2, which later became HLN. In additon, he helped to expand CNN in Europe, which spawned CNN International.

His tenure included such major news events as the fall of the Soviet Union, Tiananmen Square, the conflict in Bosnia and the first Persian Gulf War.

In addition to his contribution to CNN's programming, he helped to create and oversee important internal procedures, including the Field Safety program, which trained employees who were assigned to work in the field internationally.

He received numerous honors for his work, including Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, Columbia Du Pont Awards and Peabody Awards.

King died on May 19, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 64.

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