Wallace, Mike

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Wallace, (Myron Leon) Mike

(1918–  ) broadcast journalist; born in Brookline, Mass. A University of Michigan graduate, he entered broadcasting on a Michigan radio station. Hardest-hitting of the adversary interviewers, he won fame with ABC's Mike Wallace Interview (1957–60), later becoming the mainstay for the long-running CBS TV news magazine, 60 Minutes (1968).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Wallace, well-known for his effective interview style, was born Myron Leon Wallace to Russian-Jewish parents in Brookline, Mass., who had shortened their name from Wallechinsky.
Born Myron Leon Wallace in Brookline, Mass., to Russian Jewish parents Frank and Zina Wallace, who had shortened their family name from Wallechinsky, he graduated from the University of Michigan, where he worked for the Michigan Daily student newspaper.