Don Oliver, Longtime NBC News Correspondent
Oliver covered major news events for more than 25 years.
Don Oliver, a correspondent for NBC years for more than 25 years, died May 28, 2013, in Spokane, Washington. He was 76.
According to news reports, the cause was complications of Lewy body dementia.
A native of Billings, Montana, Oliver received a B.A. from the University of Montana School of Journalism and an M.A. from Columbia University’s journalism school. He worked for local television stations until NBC made him its Midwest correspondent.
he stayed with the network from the mid 1960s through the early 1990s. Stories he covered included the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., numerous political campaigns and conventions and conflicts in Asia and Latin America.
Following his retirement from NBC he worked as a media consultant and taught journalism at the University of Montana.
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