Al Wiman Biography
Al Wiman is an American reporter, he has worked at KSDK-TV and KMOV-TV in Saint Louis, Missouri. Al also has served with radio and television stations in Los Angeles and Tallahassee, Florida.
Al’s career honors and awards include three Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and two Golden Globe awards from the Southern California Radio/TV News Association.
He is perhaps best known for his reports on the Charles Manson murders. Wiman and his television crew discovered the bloody clothes discarded by the killers on a hillside in Beverly Hills. As a result, Wiman was referenced in Helter Skelter and was portrayed in the television film based on the case.
While he was working at radio station KFWB, Hollywood, CA, he narrated “THE BEATLES’ STORY” album for Capitol Records. It was released November 23. 1964.
Al Wiman Age
Al Wiman is an American reporter. He has worked at KSDK-TV and KMOV-TV in Saint Louis, Missouri. He also has served with radio and television stations in Los Angeles and Tallahassee, Florida. His’s actual age is under review and will be updated soon.
Al Wiman Career
Wiman began his St. Louis TV career in 1974, joining KMOX-TV (later KMOV) as an investigative reporter. A few years later his professional focus turned to medical news where he was one of the first journalists in the nation to focus on the AIDS/HIV epidemic.
Al’s medical reports yielded numerous local and national awards, including three local Emmys, the G. Duncan Bauman Award for Health Reporting, and honors from the National Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation and Missouri Public Health Association. He was honored twice by the Aviation and Space Writers’ Association for his work in the NASA Journalist in Space project.
Al Wiman Family
He began his St. Louis TV career in 1974, joining KMOX-TV (later KMOV) as an investigative reporter. Al family details are not yet posted. The information is under review and will be updated soon.
Al Wiman Wife
Wiman is not known whether he is married or single since he had managed to keep his personal life in secret. We are doing resaerch and we shall updatedthe details immediately the results are ready.
Al Wiman Net Worth
Wiman is an American reporter. Wiman has worked at KSDK-TV and KMOV-TV in Saint Louis, Missouri. He also has served with radio and television stations in Los Angeles and Tallahassee, Florida. Al Wiman’s estimated net worth as of 2019 is not revealed the details are under review and will be updated soon.
Al Wiman The death of Charles Manson
ST. LOUIS – The death of Charles Manson reminds a former St. Louis television journalist about how he played a role in bringing down Manson.
Fox 2/news 11’s Dan gray talks with al Wiman about finding critical evidence thrown away by the killers.
In 1969 Al Wiman was with KABC Channel 7 in Los Angeles. His TV crew was the first on the scene of the horrific Manson murders. We had no idea we thought maybe it was a murder-suicide when we drove up you could see a car inside the chain-linked fence gate and there was a body in that car,” Wiman told Dan.
Four months later, after the arrests, one of the suspects, Susan Atkins told police they had thrown their bloody clothes out of the car as they drove away, but police had not found the clothes. The day after Atkins made her statement al and his crew decided to retrace the road the killers drove.
“I said I’m gonna turn on a stopwatch and see how long it takes me to completely undress and redress and it took six minutes 20 seconds and wouldn’t you know there was little spot on the road a little lip you could pull out on and sure enough right down there were the clothes,” Wiman said
Wiman called the police and continued filming when embarrassed detectives arrived and collected evidence used to convict Manson and the other killers. During that December 1969 report, Al Wiman asked a detective on the scene, “how did you get the word about this afternoon? We were notified by my boss Lt. Robert Helder who received a phone call from what I believe is Channel 7 news.”
Al was mentioned in the best-selling book Helter Skelter, a book about the Manson killings written by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.
“None of us realized at the time Dan what was happening or what was going to be we did not know we subsequently found out and my gosh who would have thought of anything as horrible as this.”
Wiman spent almost 30 years working in St. Louis television. POSTED on November 20. 2017, by Dan Gray.
Al Wiman St. Louis television
Former TV man leaving the Science Center
After seven years, veteran newsman-cum-p.r. guy Al Wiman is ankling the St. Louis Science Center. Today is his last on the job.
“It’s been a great run and I really enjoyed my time here,” said Wiman, who joined the center in 2005 after spending almost 30 years in STL television news.
Wiman said continued financial belt-tightening led to his decision. In 2011, Wiman and other center honchos were demoted and had their salaries reduced.
Wiman showed up on local TV sets in 1974 and held a mic until 2003, first at KMOV (Channel 4) and then at KSDK (Channel 5). For the most part, Wiman focused on health and science reporting.
He came to St. Louis hot off the fame of his coverage of the Charles Manson/Tate-LaBianca murders in L.A. in 1969. Wiman and his film crew discovered bloody clothes discarded in Beverly Hills by the Manson Family killers. This earned him a mention in the best-selling book “Helter Skelter.”
As to future plans, Wiman said he was going to take some time off.
“I’m going to fly off to somewhere, who knows where and then be a free agent. There are a few things out there, so we’ll see how it goes.” Posted By Joe Holleman on September 27. 2012.
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