Burleigh Hines

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Burleigh Hines (August 26, 1935 - November 8, 2009) was an American television news reporter.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Hines began his career as a newspaper reporter.[1] He wrote for the Memphis Tri-State Defender and the Chicago Daily News throughout the 1960s.[2]

From 1968 until 1974, Hines was a correspondent for WBBM in Chicago. In 1974, he joined WBBM-TV as the station's editorial director. He transitioned to being an on-air reporter for the TV station, a position he held until retiring in 2001. He covered many types of stories including; crime, human interest stories, and animal stories. His great love was working on the streets, reporting on ordinary people doing remarkable things.

In 1968, Hines co-authored the book Nightmare in Detroit: A Rebellion and its Victims, with Van Gordon Sauter, who went on to become president of CBS News. The book is about Detroit riots in July, 1967.


He is survived by his wife, Denise, his six children, and many grandchildren.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-01-06. Retrieved 2008-12-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070611081837/http://www.maynardije.org/columns/dickprince/070122_prince/