Walter Cronkite Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Walter Cronkite (Walter Leland Cronkite Jr., Walter Wilcox, Old Ironpants, Uncle Walter, King of the Anchormen)

Last Updated: 04 Feb, 2023 | Views: 266

Age: 92

Profession: Journalist

Other Profession(s): Television Presenter, News Anchor, Radio Broadcaster

Famous For: CBS Evening News

Higher Education: University of Texas at Austin

Walter Cronkite Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
04 Nov, 1916 (92 Years 08 Months 13 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Saint Joseph

Birth Sign


Died on
17 Jul, 2009

Cause of Death
Cerebrovascular Disease

Walter Cronkite Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. was a television anchor for the CBS Evening News about 19 years, from 1962 to 1981. He was an American broadcast journalist. After already being named "the most respected man in America" in a poll, he was frequently referred to as such during the 1960s and 1970s. Numerous awards were given to Cronkite, including two Peabody Awards, an Emmy Award, a George Polk Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President Jimmy Carter in 1972. He dropped out to concentrate on journalism, not returning for the fall term in 1935.

In 1935: Cronkite started a number of newspaper reporting positions covering news and sports before graduating from college in the fall of his junior year.
In 1937: Cronkite joined United Press International in Kansas City.
In 1950: He was again recruited by Murrow to join CBS News' TV division.
From 1953 to 1957: Cronkite was the host of the CBS programme You Are There, which used a news broadcast style to portray historical events.
In 1962: Cronkite anchored CBS's nightly feature newscast after Douglas Edwards left the network.

Achievements and Awards:
In 1970: He received the George Polk Award for freedom of the press.
In 1977: Cronkite was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society.
In 1995: Cronkite was awarded the Ischia International Journalism Award.

Unknown Facts:
He was honoured with the construction of the cutting-edge journalism education complex in 2008, right in the middle of ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.
During the 1969 to 1972 Apollo expeditions, Cronkite was presented with Moon rock samples from the early expeditions.

Walter Cronkite 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 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Walter Cronkite Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Walter Leland Cronkite

Mother's Name
Helen Lena Cronkite

Mary Elizabeth Maxwell Cronkite

Walter Leland Cronkite III

Kathy Cronkite, Nancy Cronkite

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