Peter Jennings Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Peter Jennings (Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings)

Last Updated: 19 Jul, 2023 | Views: 1026

Age: 67

Profession: Journalist

Famous For: Anchor of ABC World News

Higher Education: Graduation

Peter Jennings Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
29 Jul, 1938 (67 Years 9 Days)

Birth Country

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign


American, Canadian

Died on
07 Aug, 2005

Cause of Death
Lung Cancer

Peter Jennings Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings was an American television journalist of Canadian descent who, from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005, was the only anchor of ABC World News Tonight. He succeeded to become one of the best - known journalists on American television after dropping out of high school. At the age of nine, Jennings began his career as the host of a Canadian radio programme. During the early years of CJOH-TV in Ottawa, he started his professional career there, anchoring the local newscasts and hosting the Saturday night teen dance programme Saturday Date. He was chosen by ABC News in 1965 to host their premier evening news programme.

In 1959: He was employed by the local radio station CFJR to work in the news department, and the CBC frequently used his tales.
In 1961: Jennings had joined the team of CJOH-TV, an Ottawa television station at the time.
In 1965: He anchored ABC's 15-minute nightly newscast Peter Jennings with the News, which focused on a fresh-faced Canadian.
In 1968: As the first American news bureau in the Arab world, he opened ABC's Middle East bureau in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 1972: Black September's massacre of Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics became Jennings' first major news story.

Achievements and Awards:
In 1988: During his peak popularity, Jennings was voted by Washington Journalism Review as "Best Anchor."
In 1995: Jennings received the Paul White Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association.
In 2004: He received the Washington State University Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting.

Unknown Facts:
As one of the three anchormen for World News Tonight in 1978, Jennings made a comeback. He was given the chance to work as the program's sole anchorman in 1983.
He was renowned for anchoring live broadcasts of major events like the Gulf War in 1991 for up to 15 hours straight. He was also noted for his continuous coverage of breaking news topics.

Peter Jennings Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In Feet & Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 82 kg
In Pounds 180 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Peter Jennings Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Charles Jennings

Mother's Name
Elizabeth Osborne Jennings

Kayce Freed, Valerie Godsoe, Anoushka Malauf, Kati Marton

Sarah Jennings

Christopher Jennings

Elizabeth Jennings

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