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Short BioPeter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings who is shortly named as Peter Jennings who is a Canadian- American writer, TV hosts, and journalist by his profession. He was appointed as one and only the host of television news program of the channel i.e. ABC of the show named World News Tonight for twenty-two years until his death due to the lung cancer. He holds Canadian and American nationality and belongs to the family of white ethnicity.
Birth or Age: What is Peter Jennings age?Jennings was born on 29th of July 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Mr. Charles Jennings and Mrs. Elizabeth Osborne Jennings. He is the elder son out of two children and has a younger sister named Sarah Jennings. His father is a broadcast journalist on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company).
CareerFollowing to his father, Peter debuted his career in broadcasting in nine years old and did the show named hosting a half-hour, Peter's People, CBC Radio show for the kids, and Saturday morning. At the age of 11, Peter joined the college named Trinity College School in Ontario, Canada. Due to the transfer of his father in 1950 to its Ottawa headquarters, Jennings changed his college to Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa, Canada. Peter worked at CJOH-TV in Ottawa, Canada, anchored a local newscast, on Saturday, hosted a teen dance show, and Saturdays Date. In 1965, Jennings was hired to host its flagship evening news program by ABC News channel. In 1968, Peter worked as a foreign correspondent due to reporting from Middle-East. Due to the imperfection (inexperience) in anchoring, he was criticized by other news television.
In 1978, he developed into one of World News Tonight's three anchors and got promotion in 1983 of the role of a Sole anchor (host). He was also well-known for hanging on the air for more than 15 hours for straight covering breaking news such as the Gulf War in 1991, the Millennium celebrations in 2000, and the 11th September 2001 attacks. He anchored many shows of ABC news channel such as American presidential debates and ABC News special reports. Then he had become a naturalized American citizen in 2003. He also authored (wrote) three books named The Century, The Century for Young People, and In Search of America. The century and The Century for Young People was published in 1999 and In Search of America was published in 2002.