Bill Whitney joined CBS News, Radio in 1984 and, in addition to anchoring news hourly broadcasts, also anchors the CBS World News Roundup -- Late Edition.
During his tenure as CBS News anchor, Whitney has filled in for Charles Osgood on The Osgood File and covered a number of major news stories from the road, including the 1984 Mondale Presidential campaign, the 1988 Republican National Convention, Pope John Paul's 1987 U. S. tour, two post-Challenger Space Shuttle missions and the Bosnia Peace Talks in Dayton. He anchored special reports of CBS News Radio's Peabody Award-winning coverage of China's crackdown in Tiananmen Square. In 2000, Whitney was honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association for "Best Network Newscast" for the CBS World News Roundup-Late Edition. In 2001, he received a second Murrow for "Best Writing" in network radio.
He was one of the original anchors of the CBS Radio Network's young adult-oriented news service RadioRadio in the early 1980's, following a stint as morning anchor/News Director at WCBS-FM, New York (1979-1982).
Whitney can't remember a time when he wasn't fascinated by radio. He was 17 when he landed his first job as professional broadcaster and then worked his way through the ranks of local stations such as WKEN, Dover, Delaware; WGSM, Huntington, New York; WLIX, Islip, New York; and WGBB, Freeport, New York.
Whitney lives in New Jersey with his wife and four daughters.