Bill Whitaker Biography and Wiki
Bill Whitaker is a renowned American journalist who currently works at the CBS News program 60 Minutes as a correspondent.
Bill Whitaker’s Age and Birthday
Whitaker was born on August 26, 1951, in Philadelphia, PA, in the United States of America. He is 71 years old as of 2023. His birth sign is Virgo. Bill turns 72 years old on August 26, 2023.
Bill Whitaker Height and Weight
Bill appears to be quite tall according to his photos. He stands at an average height of 6 feet and 1 inch (Approx.1.85m) and has a moderate weight.
Bill Whitaker Education
Whitaker is quite a learned individual. He attended Hobart College and later graduated with a degree in American history.
Bill Whitaker Family
Bill was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, the United States of America by his parents, William Whitaker and Mary Whitaker. He was raised alongside her sister named Gail Whitaker.
Bill Whitaker Fiance
Bill is happily married to his lovely wife Terry Whitaker. The couple has managed to stay together for quite a long time.
Further information about their children is currently under review and will soon be updated.
Bill Whitaker CBS
Whitaker has had quite an impressive career. He has covered major news stories domestically and across the globe for CBS News over four decades. He is the 2018 winner of the RTDNA’s highest honor, the Paul White Award for career achievement. He was named a 60 Minutes correspondent in March 2014; the 2021-22 season is his eighth on the broadcast. He frequently reported from overseas as well, covering the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. He also did pieces from Japan during the Fukushima nuclear disaster and from Haiti after the tragic earthquake there. He reported from Kabul during the early stages of the war in Afghanistan.
Bill covered Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. He was CBS News’ lead reporter on the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush. Prior to his assignment to Los Angeles, Whitaker served as CBS News’ Tokyo correspondent (1989-92). There, he covered stories throughout Asia, including the pro-democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, military coup attempts in the Philippines, and the enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Akihito. He was in Baghdad for the build-up to Desert Storm.
Before that, Whitaker was based in Atlanta (1985-88), where he won an Emmy for his reports on the collapse of Jim and Tammy Bakker’s television ministry and covered the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis. Whitaker joined CBS News as a reporter in November 1984.
Bill Whitaker Salary
According to CBS estimates. Bill receives an annual salary ranging from $25,500 – $75,500. His contract with exact figures is yet to be released.
Bill Whitaker’s Net Worth
Whitaker has a net worth of $350,000. This amount is from her extensive career among other investments.