Dan Rather Biography
Daniel Irvin “Dan” Rather, an American Journalist was born on October 31, 1931. Before becoming a journalist, he has worked as a news anchor on the CBS Evening News. Currently, he has been working as a managing editor and also the anchor for the cable channel AXS TV in the television news magazine “Dan Rather Reports”. Till date he has worked in many televisions cable channels and his show has always been loved by the audiences. He is one of the popular television personality having thousands of fans and followers. Dan was born in Wharton County, Texas. He is the son of father Daniel Irvin Rather, Sr., who was a ditch digger and former Byrl Veda Page.
Talking about his early life, Dan Rather went to Love Elementary School in Houston. He joined that school after his parents moved the family to Houston. After that, he joined Hamilton Middle School. In the year 1950, he completed his graduation from John H. Reagan High School, Houston. After completing the graduation, he joined Sam Houston State University, from where he achieved bachelor’s degree in Journalism in the year 1953. While he was in Sam Houston, he worked as an editor of the school newspaper called The Houstonian and was also a member of the Caballeros. In the year 1990, Dan was awarded by an honorary Juris Doctor in South Texas College of Law, Houston.
Unboxing his professional life and career, Dan Rather started his career as a journalist by working as an Associated Press reporter in Huntsville, Texas in 1950. After that, he worked as a reporter in many different Texas radio stations. He has always impressed the chief and the co-workers of the company that he has worked with. He has been always a hard working person and loves his job. He is one of the important people in all the TV channels and shows that he has worked for.
His great way of working and presenting the show caught the attention of the CBS News executive and offered him the job. It was like dream came true for Dan and he accepted the offer right away. He was hired by CBS in 1962. In the year 1963, he was a lead anchor for the coverage of the Kennedy assassination. After that, his popularity arose and got an opportunity to do many other shows on CBS. It proves that he has been very successful in his work.
Unraveling his personal life, Dan Rather is a married man. He got married in 1957 to Jean Goebel. The couple has two children, a son, and a daughter. They have been living their life very happily together and the family resides in New York City. They have residents in some other places too and the family goes to stay there for changes. The family mostly lives at their New York City’s home and in Austin, Texas. Their son’s name is Dan, who is an assistant district attorney in the District Attorney’s office in Manhattan, New York, and daughter’s name is Robin, who is an environmentalist and communist activist in Austin, Texas. Being one of the popular TV hosts in the industry, his net worth is more than $70 million.