Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. AKA Dan Rather was born on 31st October 1931 in Wharton, Texas, United States of America which makes Dan Rather age of 85 years old now. He is the son of Daniel Irvin Rather Sr. is a ditch digger and the former Byrl Veda Page. During his childhood, the whole family moved to Houston. He attended Love Elementary School and Hamilton Middle School. He completed his high schooling from John H. Reagan high School in Houston in 1950. In 1953, he received his bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University majoring in journalism where he was an editor of the school newspaper The Houstonian. After his under-graduation degree, he studied at the South Texas College of Law in Houston and achieved Juris Doctor in 1990.
Career growth and net worth : How much is Dan Rather net worth?
An American journalist and news anchor Rather began his career as an associated press reporter in Huntsville, Texas in 1950. After that, he served as a reporter for United Press, the Houston Chronicle and various other radio stations. Later, he joined ABC affiliate KTRK TV and started his career in television as a reporter. He worked in the CBS affiliate channel KHOU TV as the director of news. He left Houston and went to New York City from a trial initiation in February 1962. He covers the story of the crash of American Airlines Flight 1 in Jamaica Bay.
In 1963, he became a chief of the Southern bureau in New Orleans. His name was listed as one of the Big Three news anchors in the U.S. during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. From March 1981 to March 2005, he was an anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 long years. He also served in CBS’s 60 Minutes. At present, he is the managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine Dan Rather Reports on the cable channel AXS TV. According to the current data of 2017, Dan Rather net worth is estimated to be around 70 million dollars and his yearly salary is approximately 6 million dollars.
Married and children : Who is Dan Rather wife?
Focusing on Rather personal life, he got married with Jean Goebel in the year 1957. Dan Rather wife Goebel gave birth to a son and a daughter. Their son Dan is an assistant district attorney in the District Attorney's office in Manhattan, New York and daughter Robin is an environmentalist and community activist in Austin, Texas. More detail information about Dan Rather biography can be easily found in the most visited site Wikipedia and IMDb. His videos are also available in the popular site YouTube. He is active in social site Twitter with over 227k followers and in Facebook with more than 2M likes and followers. One can also extract information about him through his official site DanRather.com