Russ Bensley shows the Emmy Award he received for his work as a news producer. (Chronicle file photo)
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Russ Bensley, former producer of CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, dead at 92

Robert “Russ” Bensley of Flossmoor, an Emmy Award winning newsman and longtime producer who worked with Walter Cronkite at CBS, died on Aug. 9. He was 92.

Russ Bensley shows the Emmy Award he received for his work as a news producer. (Chronicle file photo)

Mr. Bensley's long career in journalism spanned decades following his graduation from Northwestern University where he earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism. The Chicago native commuted from his home in the Hyde Park neighborhood to the Evanston campus.

Mr. Bensley's career began in radio . . .

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