Hugh Downs Wiki, Bio, Wife and Net worth
Hugh Malcolm Downs is a television host, television broadcaster, TV producer, game show host, news anchor as well as a music composer of American nationality, who has been known all across the world for his role as the co-host of NBC’s Today from 1962 to 1971. He was involved in the journalism facility until his forced retirement on 1999. He has also been known for his roles on television also as the host of Concentration game show staring from 1962 to 1971. He has been the anchor of the ABC News Magazine named 20/20 and has also served as a sidekick for Tonight Starring Jack Paar. According to Hugh bio, this journalist who has also been the host of the PBS show Over Easy, was born in the 14th of February, 1921 and his age is known to be 95 years.
Downs was born on 1921 in Akron, Ohio to parents Edith and Milton Howard and was enrolled in the Lima Shawnee High School as well as the Bluffton College and the Wayne State University for his education. Also an ex-army, he started in career in journalism after 1943 and was involved in the career until he was forced to retire due to old age on the year 1999. For his role as an anchor in 20/20 he has been awarded a Grammy Award according to Hugh Downs wiki page. This legendary journalist has also registered his name in prestigious Guinness Book of World Records for spending the longest hours on network commercial TV. He is also one of the inductees into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame and is a married man.
The wife of Downs is named Ruth Shaheen. Shahheen was her co-worker and the couple started an affair and got married on 1944. They have a daughter together and have been together since their marriage when his age was 23. Since then, they have not had any kind of marital problems and seem to be living very happily. Despite his forced retirement and subsequent vanish form the television screen, Hugh has been fondly remembered for his work as a journalist in the field of television and for his other credits. Hugh Downs net worth is a whopping 20 million dollars due to his credits on the journalism as well as in other sectors and his net worth is justified due to the work he has accomplished.