Robin Smith Bill Plante: Who Is Bill Plante’s Wife Robin Smith?


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Robin Smith is the wife of Bill Plante. Bill Plante and Robin Smith’s marriage date is unknown. Bill Plante met Robin when she was working as a producer for NBC News. She eventually ended her career as an award-winning independent documentary producer. She was a dedicated scholar like Bill. This helped them form a strong bond in love and marriage.


Previously Bill Plante was married to Barbara Barnes Ortieg. It is not clear when the two got married or the reason for their separation. Bill has six sons in total. One of his children, Chris Plante is his stepson and the host of his own radio show.


William Madden Plante (January 14, 1938 – September 28, 2022) was a veteran journalist and correspondent for CBS News, having joined the network in 1964.

Bill Plante
Bill Plante
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Plante’s first marriage was to Barbara Barnes Orteig. Together, they had two children, along with the four sons from her previous marriage whom he adopted, including syndicated radio talk show host Chris Plante. They eventually divorced. He later married Robin Smith in 1987. One of his sons, Patrick, predeceased him in 2014.



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