Dan Rather Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Aug, 2018
Facts of Dan Rather
Date of Birth: 1931 , October-30
Age: 87 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Dan Rathe
Birth Name Daniel Irvin Rather Jr.
Father Daniel Irvin Rather, Sr
Mother Byrl Veda Rather
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Wharton
Ethnicity White
Profession News anchor
Working For CBS
Net Worth $6 million.
Married Yes
Married to Jean Rather (m.1957)
Children daughter, Robin Rather and a son, Danjack Rather.
Education Sam Houston State University
Awards Emmy Trustees Award
Movies A taxes love story
Books Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, More
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Dan Rather is an American journalist who served as a foreign correspondent in London and Vietnam over the next two years before returning to the White House correspondent position, covering the Nixon presidency, including the trip to China, Watergate scandal, and ultimate resignation.

Early Life And Education Of Dan Rather

Dan Rather was born on October 31, 1931, born in Wharton, Texas, the United States Houston. He childhood name is Daniel Irvin Rather Jr. He is the son of the former Byrl Veda Page and Daniel Irvin Rather, Sr., a ditch digger.

Dan Rather holds an American nationality and his ethnicity is white. His birth sign is Libra. He attended Hamilton Middle School and Love Elementary School for his primary schooling. Rather completed his bachelor from Sam Houston State University with a degree in journalism. Rather joined South Texas College of Law in Houston and in 1990 he was awarded an honorary Juris Doctor.

Dan Rather's Career

Dan Rather started his journalism career as an Associated Press reporter in Huntsville, Texas in 1950. Later he started working as a reporter for United Press, the Houston Chronicle, and several other radio stations.

Dan Rather joined an ABC affiliate KTRK-TV and started this television career as a reporter. Later he moved to the CBS affiliate channel KHOU-TV as the director of news. Rather left Houston and moved to New York City from a trial initiation in February 1962. He covered several reports and story in CBS in which his famous coverage includes the crash of American Airlines Flight 1 in Jamaica Bay. In 1963, Rather was appointed a chief of the Southern bureau in New Orleans.

Dan Rather launched a production company named News & Guts and became a contributor to the website Mashable. He has gained huge popularity in his 25 years in CBS channel. Rather has traveled to several countries like Vietnam, France, and Germany and has interviewed several personalities including George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and several others.

Dan Rather's Net Worth And Social Network Involvements

Dan Rather's net worth is $70 million at present, as he is paid an enormous salary. According to the report, the salary of the anchor at CBS is $6 million per year.

Dan Rather has been active on several social networking sites including Twitter and Instagram. He has even been active in several charity works and fundraising programs. His biography is updated in Wiki with all details included. 

Dan Rather's Personal Life And Awards

Dan Rather is a married man and was married to Jean Rather in 1957. He has two children from his marriage. He has a daughter, Robin Rather and a son, Danjack Rather. The couple dated for about a year before their marriage.

Dan Rather has been honored and awarded with several prestigious awards like Emmy and Peabody Awards for his journalism work. In 2012, Rather was awarded Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement. Rather currently lives in New York City and Austin, Texas along with his wife and children.

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