ABC announcer Charlie Hughes based in Washington DC

Charles Robert Hughes, Sept. 7, 1931 - July 7, 2016 Hughes graduated from Fordham University (ROTC) in 1953, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Charlie began his Broadcasting Career in 1947 at the age of 16 as a part time announcer at a Military Base in Grinzing, Austria while his father worked for the State Department. Charlie worked for Fordham University Radio station WFUV while attending college. After graduating college, he moved back to Washington DC to accept an announcer position at WGMS and later WTOP. Charlie served in the Korean War and was stationed at Loring Air Force Base. He then served in the Air Force Reserves for 18 years as announcer for syndicated programs for the US Air Force including Serenade in Blue in the 1960's.. Following active duty, he returned to WTOP as a Radio and TV announcer where he met his future wife Ann Powley. They were married in 1957. While at WTOP he hosted American Airlines popular classical music program Music 'Til Dawn. He was hired by the local ABC TV Station WJLA in 1962 where he worked for a short period of time before moving onto the ABC Network where he remained for 33 years as the national TV announcer for news shows originating out of Washington DC. His career also included freelance broadcasting for Voice of America, Government Agencies, and many commercial organizations. Charlie announced the Presidential Inaugural Balls for Presidents George H.W. Bush, and William J. Clinton. ----(Legacy . com)

circa 1965...

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