Richard Threlkeld (November 30, 1937--January 13, 2012) was an American television news correspondent who spent 25 years with CBS News. Threlkeld was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and grew up in Barrington, Illinois. He earned a degree in history and political science from Ripon College. He then earned a master's degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Threlkeld held positions at WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, and WMT-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He joined CBS News in 1966 and stayed there until December 1981, serving as co-anchor of the CBS Morning News (with Lesley Stahl) from 1977 to 1979. He covered John Paul II's visit to Mexico in 1979.
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