CLASS OF 2021
Bill Milldyke was best known for his distinguished career with ABC News. Born in Kearney, NE, Milldyke held numerous part-time radio and TV jobs including stints at Kearney’s KGFW and KHOL TV (now KHGI) and Lincoln’s KFOR. Milldyke returned to KHGI in 1960 as News Director and, after six years as News Director at WOI TV in Ames, IA, ABC News recruited him to their Washington, DC bureau in 1968 as Assignment Editor. In 1971, ABC asked him to move to London as their London bureau Field Producer. In 1977, Milldyke was named London Bureau Chief and in 1982, was named Director of News Coverage for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Milldyke’s career allowed him to cover some of the world’s largest events including wars, peace talks, oil embargoes and the Iran Hostage Crisis, before his untimely death in 1983 in London, at age 46.