When it comes to American news sector and people who have been a pioneer to it, Andy Rooney is one of the names that should not be miss. Andrew Aitken “Andy” Rooney born on January 14, 1919, is an American radio and television star, without which current trusted and reliable news sector is quite incomplete. Andy who represents himself as American radio presenter, television writer, host and TV media by profession is best to reckon for his marvelous achievement and success in broadcasting show “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney”. Being part of several networks and serving CBS news program 60 Minutes from the year 1978 to 2011, he made his final appearance on 60 Minute on October 2, 2011. The sad news, he left us a month later in the year 2011, November 4 at the age of 92.


Born and raised in Albany, he comes from the Irish and American ancestry and in his later he stated that he is proud of being Irish ancestry but he is not Irish, he is neither Irish-American but he serves himself as American period. He is the son of Walter Scott Rooney and Ellinor Rooney. Andy went to The Albany Academy and graduate from Colgate University in New York. He is one of the active veteran serving for United States Army in the August of 1941.


Joining the World War II, he began his journalism career from the war itself. He used to write for Stars and Stripes in London during the World War II in 1942. Rooney after coming out of war alive joined the CBS network in the year 1949. During his times in CBS, he successfully handled The Garry Moore Show, CBS News, The Twentieth Century, and has written many stories and essay about different topics and people. However, he gains huge media attention through his show A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.



Besides, his successful career at CBS, he serves himself as a writer too. He has published a number of books in his lifetime including Conqueror’s Peace, And More by Andy Rooney, Pieces of Mind, Word for Word, Sweet and Sour, My War 1997, Common Nonsense, 60 years of Wisdom and Wit and much more. The successful man has been awarded by a number of awards including 2001 – Emperor Has no Clothes award. There is no proper account of Andy Rooney salary and net worth, however, you can find his extracted bio and work history in Andy Rooney wiki.


Highlighting some of his information about his personal life, he has always been keen in making both lives in perfect order. Being equally successful in both the lives, his utmost personality is hard to explain with words. Though he has been in a number of controversies in his professional life, he has never failed to live happily in his personal life. Despite being a successful man, he felt heartache when his beloved wife simply passed away due to heart failure. Not having many relationships in life, Andy tied his wedding knot with his wife Marguerite “Margie” Rooney long time ago. After 62 years of marriage, Margie died in the year 2004. The couple shares four children with each other namely Ellen, Emily, Martha, and Brian. Ellen, Emily, and Brian are in news sector and is in a high position in various networks, while Martha serves herself as the Chief of the Public Services Division at National Library of Medicine.