Daniel Rather is a very well-known journalist in America. Rather became famous for his reporting on Kennedy assassination. He has worked in CBS Evening News as an anchor for 24 years. He was one of the ‘Big Three’ news anchors in the United States from the 1980s till the early 2000s. The other two being Tom Brokaw from NBC News and Peter Jennings from ABC News. Let’s find out how much is the net worth of Dan Rather is in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Daniel Irvin Rather Jr. took birth on 31st October 1931. He was born in Wharton County in Texas. His father is Daniel Irvin Rather Sr. and his mother’s name is Veda Page. His father’s occupation was digging ditches. Dan attended ‘Hamilton Middle School’ and ‘Love Elementary School’ when the family relocated to Houston.
Dan graduated from ‘John H. Regan High School’ in 1950. He did his Bachelor’s in Journalism course from ‘Sam Houston State University.’ He was the school newspaper editor. Rather, for a very brief period went to ‘South Texas College of Law’ before discontinuing.
Dan got married Jean Goebel in the year 1957. Dan has two children, one son, and one daughter. Dan has two homes. One home is in Austin in Texas, and another one is in New York City. Dan’s son is one of the assistants to the district attorney at the “District Attorney’s Office” in Manhattan. Dan’s daughter name is Robin. She is a community activist and environmentalist in Austin.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Dan started his career in journalism as a reporter in Associated Press in 1950 in Huntsville in Texas. He was a reporter for many radio stations in Texas, for the news agency United Press from 1950 to 1958 and Houston Chronicle in 1954-55. He reported the Kennedy Assassination.
He started working as an anchor at CBS Evening News from 1981 when Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. retired. He worked there for 24 years. He has worked as a correspondent for the American news television program 60 minutes and 60 minutes II. He has also hosted the television series 48 hours.
He is currently working as an anchor for the news on ‘The News with Dan Rather’ on YouTube. In 2004, Dan was inducted into the “Television Hall of Fame” for his extraordinary contributions in the field of journalism. He has won several Peabody Awards and many Emmy Awards for his excellent work.
Net Worth & Earnings
Dan Rather is a famous journalist who has been working in this field for many years. He is still working at the age of 86. Rather has reported for various news channels and earned a lot of money from it. He is now anchoring on YouTube and drawing a hefty amount from it. He has two homes as well. His estimated net worth is $80 million.
Rather has reported several high-profile news in his long career. He is undoubtedly one of the best in this field. His notable work includes ‘Kennedy Assassination,’ ‘1968 Democratic Convention’, ‘Chicago Cab Ride,’ ‘Galloway Lawsuit,’ ‘Dead Air’ etc.