Hank Plante began his journalism career as a copyboy for the Washington Post. Plante developed a love for journalism there, worked on the city desk, and became managing editor at Sentinel Newspapers. He then moved to television, in which he worked at KHJ-TV (Los Angeles), KRIV-TV (Houston), KMSP-TV (Minneapolis), WVEC-TV (Norfolk) and, in Washington, D.C., as assignment editor at WTTG-TV and news editor at WRC Radio. In the mid-1980s, Plante moved to San Francisco, where at CBS affiliate KPIX-TV, he covered the AIDS epidemic, work for which he earned a Peabody Award and local Emmy Awards. During 25 years at KPIX, Plante—one of the country’s first openly gay TV journalists—worked as a reporter, anchor, and political editor. At age 60, Plante was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle, and in March 2010, Plante retired from KPIX.
2020 National Convention
The Drake Hotel, Chicago
September 10-13, 2020
- NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Announces 2019-2020 National Board of Directors August 29, 2019
- NLGJA 2020 National Convention to be Held in Chicago August 21, 2019
- Washington Blade to Receive Inaugural NLGJA Legacy Award August 19, 2019
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