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OccupationTelevision journalist
EthnicityWhite
ReligionChristianity
Place of birthUnited States

Introduction and Education

Bill Hemmer was born on November 14 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. He is a famous American news anchor. His full name is William George Hemmer. His parents are William R. Hemmer and Georganne M. Knittle. His father is a mattress executive while his mother is a former high school teacher. In his family he is the middle child. He was raised Roman Catholic.

Bill studied at Our Lady of Victory Catholic parochial school. He then attended Elder High School in Cincinnati as graduated from there. He along with his friend started a radio program while they were at their senior year. They used to play music for fifteen minutes before beginning the classes. For beginning his passion he gives his credit to his time as the high school disc jockey. He also studied at Miami University located in Oxford, Ohio. He graduated from there holding Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Early Career

p>While he was still studying at Miami University he joined Miami University Dolibois European Center in Europe and is located in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Bill while he was still in college worked as an intern for Mama Jazz at WMUB-FM as a radio disc jockey. Before as an intern working at Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate, he joined at the iconic WOXY-FM. WOXY-FM is the America’s first alternative music station. In 1980 he realized his passion for live television when he worked at WLWT-TV which is a sports production.

He got the position at WLWT-TV when he was in senior year at Miami University. After that he worked as the weekend sports anchor at WCPO-TV which is a CBS affiliate. He travelled world form CBS when he was just 26 years old. He travelled to Nepal, India, China, Vietnam, Eastern Europe, Egypt and Israel. He spent his two weeks in Calcutta, India working in the children’s clinics ran by Mother Teresa who died in September 1997. During his career he have also submitted tapes and photos for a local newspaper The Cincinnati Post which is CBS’s local affiliate. Collectively his pieces is known as Bill’s Excellent Adventure.

As a Journalist

He then as a news reporter returned to WCPO. Later he joined CNN’s international headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He spent his 10 years working at CNN. While working at CNN he hosted many programs like American Morning with Paula Zahn and later with Soledad O’Brien, CNN Early Edition, CNN Live Today with Daryn Kagan, CNN Morning News and CNN Tonight. He spent 37 days in Tallahassee, Florida covering the bombing of 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He also covered the Timothy McVeigh execution in May 2001 reporting from Terre Haute, Indiana. He also reported on escalating tensions in Iraq when he travelled to Kuwait in 2003.

He there worked on-site covering Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2005 he covered live from Vatican City on the death of Pope John Paul II. In August 2005 he joined Fox News. He there worked as a reporter and reported number of stories. He reported the stories of 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis, British sailor’s hostage situation in Iran, Hurricane Katrina aftermath, Iraq War, Barack Obama in July 2008 etc. Among the few reports he is one of them who have been embedded with U.S. Marines in Camp Fallujah, Iraq. He also covered Iraq War troop surge of 2007 conditions when he travelled to Baghdad, Iraq in October 2008. He also covered live from Charlotte, North Carolina about the Democratic National Convention. He is one of the leading anchor from Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Besides Journalism

Each year he have been the part of George Knittle Memorial Bayley Place Golf Classic as he hosted it when he returned to Cincinati. It is named after his grandfather George F. Knittle. Unfortunately his grandfather died in 2003 when he was 100 years old. For the chapter Arthritis walk he became the honorary chair of Ohio River Valley in 2008. He is the active supporter of Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans of America.

He spent his week at Vatican moderating the Second Annual Adult Stem Cell Research Conference in April 2013. He also became the key speaker at Miami University, Oxford’s Farmer school of Business commencement in the same year. Along with his mate of Miami University, they established MUDEC scholarship in honor of long time service of Dr. Emile Haag to Miami University Dolibois European Campus. He there also awarded a student to attend school seeking financial assistance in Luxembourg.

He also became the recipient of Elder High School Professional Distinction award in 2013. In the honor of Paul V. Stryker this award was given for their professional achievements foster superior performance in his peers as well as the men of Elder member of Elder community. Paul is a teacher at Elder for more than 40 years. He have dated Dara Tomanovich. Dana is a famous actress. He also have dated famous model Wilhelmina. 

Achievements and Other facts

He was awarded with many awards at the program. He won two regional Emmys, Best Host and Best Entertainment Program. For covering 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta he won an Emmy Award for. (Jan 2015) Bill’s net worth is $3 million and his annual salary is $400 thousand per year. He is 1.75 m tall. He is now 49 years old. He holds American citizenship and is of white ethnic background. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hemmer)

Updated On Tue Jan 27 2015 Published On Tue Jan 27 2015 By rajan

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