Frank Conniff (journalist)

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Frank Conniff
Born (1914-04-24)April 24, 1914
Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Died May 25, 1971(1971-05-25) (aged 57)
Occupation Journalist, editor
Years active 1956–1971
Children Frank Conniff

Frank Conniff (April 24, 1914 – May 25, 1971) was an American journalist and editor who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1956.[1]

Conniff was born in Danbury, Connecticut. He worked for Hearst Newspapers and was editor of the World Journal Tribune of New York from 1966 to 1967 when the newspaper ceased publication. He was also national editor of Hearst Newspapers.[1]

He interviewed Nikita S. Khrushchev, premier of the Soviet Union, in Moscow in 1955 for Hearst's International News Service, earning him a 1956 Pulitzer Prize, which he shared with William Randolph Hearst, Jr. and J. Kingsbury Smith for a series of exclusive interviews with leaders of the Soviet Union.[1]

He was a regular panelist on the NBC game show, Who Said That?, along with H. V. Kaltenborn, Peggy Ann Garner, Deems Taylor, and Boris Karloff.

His son Frank Conniff, Jr. is an actor and writer.


  1. ^ a b c 1972 Britannica Book of the Year, 1972 (the book covers events of 1971), "Obituaries" article, page 521
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