Barrie Dunsmore, a veteran newsman who delivered reports from across the world for three decades, reporting on the collapse of the Soviet Union and wars in the Middle East as a senior foreign and diplomatic correspondent for ABC News has died.
His wife says the death happened on August 26 at a hospital in Washington with the cause being congestive heart failure.
Born in Regina, Dunsmore went to elementary school at Kitchener School before attending Scott Collegiate. It was while in high school in the mid-1960’s that Dunsmore accepted a part-time job at CKRM. That led to a full-time job which started him in his way to a 40-year career in the business.
Dunsmore moved to the U-S thanks to a friendship he had with Canadian-born news anchor Peter Jennings as he left CTV to go south of the border.
He went on to become one of the leading foreign correspondents of his era, reporting from more than 100 countries and developing a reputation as an expert on the Soviet Union and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an abiding interest ever since he traveled to the region in 1967 to cover the Six-Day War.