Dan Rather Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth 2021, Career

Dan Rather– Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Dan Rather is a former national evening news anchor and journalist in the United States. He is best known for serving as the CBS News news anchor from 1981 to 2005.

He started his career as a journalist in Texas, where he invented the radar weather report. He accomplished this by superimposing a transparent map on top of a radar image of Hurricane Carla. His broadcast was particularly beneficial in that it aided in the successful evacuation of about 350,000 people.

He was promoted to work as a White House correspondent under CBS News after reporting in Dallas during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was promoted to CBS Evening News anchor in 1981 and stayed there for 24 years.

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Dan Rather- Early Life

Dan Rather was born in Wharton County, Texas, on October 31, 1931. Dan Irvin Rather Sr. was his father, and Byrl Veda was his mother. His father worked as a pipe layer and a ditch digger.

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Dan Rather- Wiki and Facts

Real Name/Full Name Dan Irvin Rather Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Dan Rather
Birth Place: Texas, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 31st October 1931
Age/How Old:(2023) 92 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Daniel Irvin Rather Sr.
Mother –Byrl Veda
Siblings: N/A
School: John H. Reagan High School
College: Sam Houston State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jean Grace Goebel
Kids/Children Name: Robin and Dan Rather
Profession: Journalist
Net Worth: $80 Million
Last Updated: May 2021

Dan Rather- Height, Weight

Despite his height of 5′ 8′′ in feet and inches and 178 cm in centimeters, he weighs 158 pounds and 72 kilograms.

Relationship Status

Dan Rather married Jean Goebel in 1957 and the couple has two children, Robin and Dan. Their daughter, Robin, is an environmentalist and community organizer in Austin, Texas, and their son, Dan, works for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney. His and his wife’s present residences are in New York and Austin, Texas, respectively.

dan rather Jean Goebel
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Is he gay?

Dan Rather is not a gay man.


Rather had his first broadcasting job at a small radio station in Huntsville, Texas, it’s fair to say. He then went on to work at KTRH-Radio in Houston. He eventually rose through the ranks at KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston, to become the director of news and public relations. Rather got his major break the next year.

He did a weather update on the approaching Hurricane Carla and assisted in the rescue of about 350,000 people. CBS executives were so taken with this story that they offered him a position as a CBS reporter, which he accepted in March 1962.

He covered the Civil Rights Movement in the South as well as James Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi while at CBS. He also covered Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts.

He planned President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Dallas in 1963 and was the first to announce his assassination. He became a White House correspondent the next year, was moved to London, and then requested to be stationed in Vietnam during the American-Vietnam war.

In 1965, he was sent to Vietnam, but was later recalled to the White House, where he is remembered for challenging President Richard Nixon aggressively. And after the Watergate affair, he continued to work as a White House reporter.

From 1970 to 1973, he was a Sunday anchor, and from 1974 to 1975, he was a Saturday anchor. Rather began his career at 60 Minutes in 1975 and went on to anchor the CBS Evening News for 24 years, beginning in 1981.

Dan Rather: Net Worth

Dan Rather is widely regarded as one of the greatest journalists of all time. He was there at some of history’s most pivotal moments. His long career has been both fruitful and satisfying. The former news anchor is reported to have a net worth of $80 million.

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