Al Schottelkotte was a long-time news anchor/reporter. He was once the youngest journalist for an American newspaper.
Albert J. 'Al' Schottelkotte (March 19, 1927-December 25, 1996) was a long-time news anchor/reporter for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio for 27 years, and later served as President/CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation from 1986 until three weeks before his death in December 1996. Schottelkotte's news career began in 1943 when he was hired on as a copy aide for The Cincinnati Enquirer. Three months later he was promoted to general assignment reporter, making then-16-year-old Schottelkotte the youngest journalist at that time for any major American newspaper. After a two-year stint in the military serving in Korea, he began writing his 'Talk Of The Town' for the Enquirer, which lasted nine years.
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