Bill Whitaker Biography
Bill Whitaker is an American television journalist, from Philadelphia who is a correspondent on the CBS News program 60 Minutes.
He graduated from Hobart College with a B.A. degree in American history. He later went on to graduate study at Boston University, earning a master’s degree in African-American studies.
Bill, also attended a graduate Journalism program at the University of California, Berkeley in 1978.
Bill Whitaker Age
Bill was born on August 26, 1951.
Bill Whitaker Wife
Bill is married. His wife is named Terry. The couple has two children; a son, Gail Whitaker and a daughter, Lesley.Bill Whitaker Photo
Bill Whitaker CBS News
Bill joined CBS News as a reporter in November 1984. From 1989 to 1992, he was the CBS News’ Tokyo correspondent. Later in 1992, he moved to Los Angeles and became a CBS News correspondent there.
He virtually covered all of the major news stories in the West since he was posted to Los Angeles in 1992. He regularly reported or the CBS Evening News and other CBS News broadcasts.
Bill also worked for Sunday Morning, turning out feature stories and thoughtful profiles, including on Barbra Streisand, Norman Lear, and Gladys Knight.
One of Bill’s most memorable Sunday Morning profiles was of ex-boxer Mike Tyson. He has also interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Bill Whitaker 60 Minutes
Bill was named the correspondent of 60 Minutes in March 2014. In his four decades as a journalist, he has covered major news stories domestically and across the globe for CBS News.
His reporting with 60 Minutes reporting has taken him to Asia, Africa, Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East. This includes a timely investigation of the vetting process Syrian refugees undergo before coming to the U.S. and an interview with the highest-ranking North Korean official to defect in decades.
He also has reported from overseas as well, covering the funeral of Nelson Mandela from South Africa. He also did pieces from Japan on the Fukushima nuclear disaster and from Haiti after the tragic earthquake there.
Also, he reported from Kabul during the early stages of the War in Afghanistan.
Domestically, Bill’s stories have provided keen insights into the hot-button issue of race and policing in America.
He has covered reports from Cleveland, Chicago and most recently, Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he got the news-making first interview with the city police officer accused of manslaughter for shooting an unarmed black man.
Bill’s stories have also drawn attention to death penalty issues in the U.S. and America’s heroin epidemic.
He has also chronicled the epic battle to capture and hold Mexico’s infamous drug lord Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman, gaining rare access to investigations on both sides of the border.
He began his journalism career in 1979 at KQED in San Francisco, California.
Later in 1982, Bill became a correspondent for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia and covered politics from 1985 to 1989.
Bill Whitaker Height
Bill stands at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch.
Bill Whitaker 60 Minutes Salary
Bill’s salary at CBS has not been revealed.
Bill Whitaker Net Worth
Bill has an estimated net worth of $75000.