Charles E. Shutt passes away

Charles E. Shutt, 86, who as bureau chief for the Hearst Corp. ran one of the first daily television news services in Washington, died of pneumonia Sept. 16, 2007, at Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center in Rockville. He was a resident of Chevy Chase. Mr. Shutt was active in the Washington Press Club and served for many years as the entertainment chair. He produced the annual White House Correspondents and the White House News Photographers dinner. Survivors includes his wife of 67 years, Middy D. Shutt of Chevy Chase; three children, Susan Shutt of Mexico City, Buffy Shutt of Los Angeles and Topper Shutt of Washington, chief meteorologist for WUSA-TV (Channel 9); a brother; and 11 grandchildren.