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.