Dan Rather Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Dan Rather (Daniel Irvin Rather Jr.)

Last Updated: 17 Mar, 2023 | Views: 378

Age: 92

Profession: Journalist

Other Profession(s): News Presenter, Reporter, Correspondent

Higher Education: Sam Houston State University (BA)

Dan Rather Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
31 Oct, 1931 (92 Years 04 Months 3 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign

Dan Rather Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Dan Rather is a well-known American journalist born in Texas. The most significant historical events have been reported by renowned American journalist and news anchor Dan Rather for the network CBS. He is best known for his reporting on the Watergate affair, the Civil Rights movement, and the Vietnam War. Dan Rather was interested in reporting and journalism from an early age despite coming from a working-class household in Texas. He followed a career in journalism academically and was hired by KTRH Radio as a local broadcaster. Later, he changed to KHOU-TV, where the producers and executives at CBS offered him a job after being pleased by his coverage of Hurricane Carla. Dan Rather has had a distinguished career with CBS since 1962 and has gained notoriety for his coverage of significant events that altered the course of history.


In 1956: Dan started working as KTRH's news director and then for KTRK-TV as a television reporter. He continued to do lead broadcasts and field reporting.

In 1960, Dan started working for CBS member station KHOU as its news director. He rose to fame for his coverage of Hurricane Carla in 1961, and CBS decided to add him to their main roster.

Dan was then transferred to New Orleans' Southern Bureau. He interviewed figures, including Vivian Malone and Martin Luther King Jr., and reported on the Civil Rights Movement. 

In 1964: Dan was named the White House Correspondent by CBS.

Achievements and Awards:

Dan's production firm, "News and Guts Media," which is closely related to his initiatives, was established in 2015. 

It was revealed in 2018 that Rather would be a part of the YouTube news and commentary show The Young Turks from the United States. Every Monday, Dan hosts a 30-minute news segment called "The News with Dan Rather."

Unknown facts:

CBS selected Rather as the bureau chief of the Dallas-based CBS News Southwest Bureau in 1962

Dan Rather Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In feet Inches 5'10"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 159 lbs
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Hair Color
Dark Brown

Dan Rather Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Daniel Irvin Rather, Sr.
Mother's Name
Byrl Veda Page
Jean Goebel
Donald Eugene Rather
Patricia Rather
Danjack Rather
Robin Rather

Dan Rather Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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