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Hank Plante began his television career in 1976 as an assignment editor at WTTG in Washington, D.C. In 1978, he began his first television reporting job at WVEC in Norfolk, Virginia. Hank also worked as a reporter at KMSP in Minneapolis, KHJ in Los Angeles and KRIV in Houston before arriving at KPIX-TV in San Francisco in 1986. In his 20 years here, Hank has been a pillar of journalist integrity. His specialty is politics, but Hank has also shown a knack for pulling together the human-interest feature. Hank has won three regional Emmy awards, as well as a Peabody Award in the 1980s for his reporting on the AIDS crisis. KPIX-TV has also received two national Emmy awards for community service, based, in part, on Hank's coverage of AIDS. He has been involved in gay and lesbian rights, including the Human Rights Campaign, the Lambda Legal Defense Fund, GLAAD, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the AIDS Emergency Fund and Project Open Hand. Hank is also a founding member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.