Bill Whitaker Bio, CBS 42, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Bill Whitaker?

American, Journalist and Correspondent, Bill Whitaker, works with CBS 42 where he serves the station as a correspondent. He has served at the station since November 1992.

Bill Whitaker
Bill Whitaker

Bill Whitaker Date of Birth / Age

Whitaker is 71 years as of 2023 as he was born in 1951, August 26.

Bill Whitaker Height

Whitaker is 6 feet and 1 inches tall.

Bill Whitaker Parents and Siblings

Whitaker was born and brought up in Philadelphia, United States. His mother is Mary Whitaker and his father is William Whitaker.

Bill Whitaker Spouse / Wife

Whitaker is married to Mrs. Terry and they are blessed with two children.

Bill Whitaker Kids / Children

Whitaker and his wife Terry have two children, a son, Gail Whitaker and a daughter, Lesley.

Bill Whitaker Education

Whitaker studied American history at Hobart College. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University with a master’s degree in African-American Studies. He also completed the journalism degree program at the University of California, Berkeley in 1978.

Bill Whitaker Career

Whitaker began his career in 1979 at KQED in San Francisco, California. In 1982, he became WBTV’s correspondent in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bill moved to Atlanta, Georgia and covered politics from 1985 to 1989. In November 1984 he joined CBS News as a reporter. From 1989 to 1992 he was a correspondent for CBS News Tokyo. November 1992, Whitaker moved to Los Angeles and became a correspondent for CBS News. During his time at CBS, Whitaker covered many important events or catastrophes.

These include the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the war in Afghanistan (Kabul, to be precise). She has also covered many race-related issues such as policing in cities like Cleveland, Chicago and Tulsa. In Tulsa, Whitaker conducted an important first interview with Betty Jo Shelby, a former police officer accused of shooting and killing Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man. March 2014, Whitaker became a correspondent for the CBS news program 60 Minutes, for which he began reporting during the fall season. 2021, following the death of host Alex Trebek, it was announced that Whitaker would host Jeopardy! The ten episodes aired May 3-14, 2021.

Whitaker was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1997.In June 2015, Whitaker received an honorary doctorate from Knox College in Illinois.

CBS 42

Bill works with CBS 42 where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Roxana Saberi
  2. Serena Altschul
  3. Mo Rocca
  4. Brian Applegate
  5. Nate Burleson
  6. Susan Zirinsky
  7. Jericka Duncan
  8. Lana Zak
  9. Tony Dokoupil
  10. Jericka Duncan
  11. Lana Zak
  12. Holly Williams
  13. Seth Doane
  14. John Dickerson
  15. Anna Werner
  16. Adriana Diaz
  17. Omar Villafranca
  18. Charlie D’Agata
  19. Jonathan Vigliotti
  20. Jan Crawford
  21. Adam Verdugo
  22. Lee Cowan
  23. Peter Van
  24. Robert Costa
  25. Kris Van Cleave
  26. Nancy Cordes
  27. Judy Tygard
  28. Anderson Cooper
  29. Imtiaz Tyab
  30. Ingrid Matthews
  31. Shawna Thomas
  32. Martha Teichner
  33. Nancy Che

How Much Does Bill Whitaker Earn?

Whitaker earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Bill Whitaker Worth?

As a correspondent, Whitaker has been able to accumulate a net worth of approximately $1 million as of 2023.