Quick Facts Christine Chubbuck

  • NameChristine Chubbuck
  • Birth Year1944
  • Birth month08
  • FatherGeorge Fairbanks Chubbuck
  • Birth PlaceHudson, Ohio, United States
  • ProfessionAmerican television news reporter
  • SiblingsGreg Chubbuck and Tim Chubbuck
  • MotherMargaretha D

Christine Chubbuck was an American television news reporter, known as the first person to die by suicide on a live television broadcast. She used to work for WTOG and WXLT-TV in Florida. Chubbuck was not married and didn’t date anyone.

Chubbuck died on 15th July 1974, in Sarasota, Florida, the United States. The cause of her death was due to suicide by a gunshot. Chubbuck is famous for being the first person to commit suicide on a live television broadcast. 

Christine Chubbuck Net worth, Salary, Income, Earning

So far, the exact figure of a net worth of Christine Chubbuck is still under review. She had worked for popular channels through Chubbuck had earned an astonishing amount of money. Analyzing her hard work and dedication, Chubbuck’s net worth was sure to be in millions.

Christine Chubbuck Married, Dating, Affairs, Boyfriend

Christine Chubbuck was never married and didn’t have any children. Even being such a renowned personality, Chubbuck often kept her personal stuff away from the public. Well, Chubbuck has never dated any guys. 

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Moreover, there were no rumors of her affairs relationships. Although Chubbuck was not married and was single, her sexuality was straight. She didn’t do or said anything that made people feel doubt about her sexuality.

Christine Chubbuck Early life and Education

Christine Chubbuck was born on 24th August 1944, in Hudson, Ohio, United States. Her parents were Margaretha D. and George Fairbanks Chubbuck. Chubbuck grew up along with her brothers Greg Chubbuck and Tim Chubbuck.

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Her nationality was American. She attended the Laurel School for Girls in Shaker Heights. After that, Chubbuck attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for a year where she majored in theater arts.

Likewise, she further attended Endicott College. In 1965, Chubbuck graduated from Boston University with a degree in broadcasting.

Christine Chubbuck Journalist Career

Christine Chubbuck began her career as a news reporter through WVIZ where she worked for a year from 1966-1967. Likewise, she also worked for WQED-TV.  Moreover, Chubbuck worked in the traffic department of WTOG.

Later Bob Nelson, the owner of WXLT-TV hired Chubbuck as a reporter. However, she was later given a community affairs talk show, Suncoast Digest, which ran 9:00 am. Chubbuck hosted the show until she committed suicide. 

Christine Chubbuck Depression, Death at 29, Cause of Death

Christine Chubbuck went through a longterm depression. She even told her family about her struggles with depression and suicidal tendencies  But Chubbuck never mentioned her intention to commit suicide. 

In 1970, Chubbuck attempted suicide by overdose on drugs. She even looked for a psychiatrist several weeks before her death. However, Chubbuck committed suicide by a gunshot on 15th July 1974. At that time, Chubbuck was anchoring the morning news in the morning show Suncoast Digest.

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Chubbuck even covered three national news stories. Before committing suicide, Chubbuck told;

“In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in ‘blood and guts’, and in living color, you are going to see another first—attempted suicide.”

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And shortly Chubbuck drew the revolver and shot herself behind her right ear. She was immediately rushed to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital. However, she was pronounced dead after 14 hours of an attempt to revive her.