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Occupationbroadcast journalist, reporter
Networth$10 million
EthnicityJewish
NationalityCanadian, American
SpouseJane Fearer (m. 1968)
EducationUniversity of Western Ontario, Harbord Collegiate Institute
Place of birthToronto, Canada
Birthyear1931
BirthmonthNovember
Birthday8

Morley Safer was a Canadian-American broadcast journalist, reporter, as well as a correspondent for CBS News. Safer was well-known for his long work at the news magazine 60 Minutes. 

Safer was married to Jane Fearer until his death and the couple had a daughter from their relationship. Sadly, Safer died on 19th May 2016 at the age of 84

How Much Net worth Did Morley Safer Have Until His Death? Salary, Income

The renowned Canadian-American broadcast journalist, Morley Safer earned a decent sum of money from his career. Safer worked for CBS News for decades in different positions as journalist, reporter, as well as a correspondent.

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Thus, Safer definitely used to get paid the salary in a good range. Till his death, Safer's net worth was reportedly around $10 million. In addition, he also used to earn extra sum from his writing career. Further, Safer also worked for other news channels through which he added more money to his income. 

When Was Morley Safer Married To His Wife? Children, Relationships, Affairs

The multi-skilled personality Morley Safer was married to his wife Jane Fearer. His spouse was an anthropology student. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1968 in London while Safer was serving as bureau chief for CBS News.


CAPTION: Morley Safer and his wife

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From their marital relationship, the former husband and wife were blessed with a child, daughter Sarah Alice Anne Safer. Their daughter Sarah is a 1992 graduate of Brown University and a freelance journalist.


CAPTION: Morley Safer and his daughter

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The couple was together until the uncertain death of Safer in 2016. During their marital relationship, they never faced rumors of divorce. Besides this, there were no records of his past relationships and affairs. 

When Was Morley Safer Born? Early Life and Education

Morley Safer was born on 8th November 1931 in Toronto, Canada to Austrian parents Max Safer and Anna Safer. He was the only child of his parents and went to study at the Harbord Collegiate Institute. Safer also attended Clinton Public School in Ontario.

Safer was a basketball player and took part in the competitions from his school's team. He was also good in history and was always the host in any events within the school. Safer also studied at the University of Western Ontario, just 2 semesters. His nationality is Canadian-American. 

Morley Safer Career

Initially, Morley Safer worked for local newspapers in Canada. After working for some local newspapers in Canada (London Free, Woodstock Review etc), he also worked for some newspapers in England like the Oxford Mail.

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After working for some time, taking necessary lessons and doing the right things Safer entered the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a producer. In 1964 Safer joined CBS News as a correspondent based in London, England. Later, he even opened a CBS News center in Saigon, Vietnam.

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In the opening year of the News Center, Safer collected news in ‘Nam and traveled with a US marine group to Cam Ne, where they were ordered to search and destroy. He covered the event on CBS News on 5th August 1965 where he mentioned how the army ordered the people to walk out of their houses on fire.

However, the news piece was heavily discarded by the President of US Lyndon Baines Johnson. He was convinced that Safer was a communist and made angry comments on him and the CBS team. Safer was ordered to be check by the president Johnson.

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In 1967, Safer was promoted to the chief of the London Bureau till 1970. That year he moved to 60 Minutes, and replaced the then positioned Harry Reasoner. Harry, who had then moved to ABC News, later returned back to 60 Minutes and worked alongside Safer.

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Apart from his journalism, Safer is also an author and has written his book, Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam. His book was named the best seller, which also includes the part when he returns back to ‘Nam in 1989 and takes reviews and interviews with the locals.

Morley Safer cause of Death

Morley Safer died at the age of 84 on 19th May 2016. Just after 8 days of retirement from his 46 seasons long journey of the show 60 minutes, Safer passed away. His death was often linked to the event when his helicopter was shot down while he was reporting the war in Vietnam.

Medias related the event saying, he won the death being shot, but could not win pneumonia. Safer was in declining health condition and was clenched by chronic pneumonia when he left the show and finally left the world.

Updated On Fri May 20 2016 Published On Fri Dec 12 2014 By rajan

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